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SAC, Detroit (62-0) 
Director, FBI (62-104k' 7 ^ 

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■ Mr. Garner 

September 6, 1961 

Mr. Belmont 

Mr. Mohr 


Reuriet 8/29/61. 

Bureau files sbow that in March, /.961 f Mr I 
the Cincinnati Field Office, Mr 

furnish** a number of the Direc tor' s writings on communism bv a conta ct of 

is actively 

engaged In disseminating antlcommunist litera ture to top in dustrialists thr oughout 

the country The Director's writings that Mr. 
were the following: 

supplied to Mr. 

Masters of Deceit 

Wh at You Can go To Fig h t Coaas tlam 

T he CommSBl Menace: Bed Gog s and Christian Ideals 

gig Natjoa'a Response to Commasu 'sm " 

Expose of Soviet Espionage 

Commanist Target— Youth 

Enclosed are two copies of eac h of the fo llowiag articles of the 
which may be of interest to Mr. I I 

^o'.v;^ The Deadly Contest 
; A View gjiBfig "~ 
Faith >a Osd—Our Answer to Co aMwwsism , 
The Ceamanists Are After 0«r 
What Does the Future Hold " 


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NOTE ON YELLOW: Detr oit advises that 



]of Fred Sanders Manufacturing Retail 
Confectioners, Detroit, is interested in Bureau publications for 
use in program to combat communism designed for his company's 
employees . The Fork in the Road is a | | training documen t . 

No derogatory information in Detroit or Bureau files re | 
or his compan y. "The Fork in t he Road" submitted by Detroit as 
received from ! l is an employee training document 

on world communism compiled extensively from various public 
sources including books and U.S. Govt. Printing Office pamphlets. 
"Expose of Soviet Espionage, May, I960" by the Director is 
mentioned and references to the FBI and the Director are favorable. 
Document appears to be effective but does contain minor inconsistencies. 



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SAC, DETROIT (62-0) 

date: August 29, 1961 








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C6nfe^tX6xfers7"10O Oal^anJMilevard ,>JDe,tr oit_a,, jaiqhig^n , 
telephonicatly contacted the DetrQit Office at which time he 
indicated an interest in being advised of any pertinent 
publications originating from the JBureau or pther_Go. yexnmenta: 
agencies on combating Communism^ *" ' 

He explained that the I^ e^g a nders Com pany is y^,, 
interested in educating their employee^Tin a Variety of 
national interests ranging from civil defense to Communism 
and that last fall the firm prepared a program on Co&munism 
for their employees. 





By letter dated August 18, 1961, 

made available a tiiainlag^Qcum^iLt captioned, TT Th^Forlc_in 
the^Rpad" which v/as used in the firm*s program during the 
fall of I960. This document is being furnished to tnfc* Bureau 
for information and need not be returned, 

lb cJs> T ^ e Fred Sanders Company is an old well known 

-vbo/7C t Detroit firm that was established in 1875. It presently 
Q&Thoff employs approximately 2,000 individuals and has approximately 

100 retail outlets throughout the Detroit area. Their main 
products consist of candy, bread, pastries, and ice cream. 

Detroit indices contains p p> derogatory information 
identifiable with 


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It xs felt that the program instituted by the Fred 
Sanders Company is worth-while and in the event the Bureau 
has any specif ic public ations in mind that it would like to 

?u S PfJ ^.ST'I— — l £or use in his Program, it is requested 
taat the titles of these publications be furnished to Detroit. 

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Courtesy of 
Fred Sanders 
Detroit, Michigan 




Introduction Page 1 

The Fork in the Road Page 3 
Visual Aids 

Plate #1 - The Social Classes Page 27 

Plate #2 - The Communist Aggression Page 28 

Plate #3 - The Fork in the Road Page 29 

Resource Material Page 30 



The Fork In The Road , which portrays the threat of 
communism, was presented by the Fred Sanders Company as one of the 
meetings in our 1960-1961 Supervisory Training Series. 

Although this subject matter has been avoided by most 
firms, top management at Sanders believes that as a business 
organization we have a moral obligation to take positive action 
in the struggle to preserve the democratic way of life. We are 
convinced that democracy and the free enterprise system are 
essential to us and to our employees. 

The program was prepared primarily for our store super- 
visors who are the girls in white behind the counters. However, 
following our .general policy, we presented the meeting to middle 
and top management to keep them informed. We were amazed and 
gratified by the enthusiastic response which came from all levels 
in the groups to which it was presented. 

It was our hope that we would motivate these groups to 
be alert to the negative forces at work and to stimulate them to 
take positive action to counteract it. We hoped that they would 
discuss the problems with their families, neighbors, and friends, 
and thereby bring awareness to them of the communistic threat to 
the United States . 

Our method was to present: a brief history of the origin 
and development of the communist movement; the communist ideology; 
a thumb-nail sketch of life in the so-called classless society in 
Russia; the communist tactics of aggression; Soviet conquests to 
date; their activities in the United States; and what we individually 
and collectively can do to stem the tide of aggression and preserve 
our American way of life. 

Our sour-ce material ran the gamut of newspaper articles, 
maga-zine articles, pamphlets, and books. When we prepared the 
meeting, we had no idea that it would 'go beyond our own group, so 
we did not prepare a footnoted bibliograph-y. However, we are 
attaching a list of our source material. 

Our visual aids consist of: (1) a flannel board illustra- 
tive portrayal of the Russian social classes; (2) a large world map 
used to show graphically the conquests and the encroachments of the 
communist forces; and (3). a picture of the "Fork in the Road" used 
as a finale . 

Black and white reproductions of these are included, 
and their use is explained "briefly. 

If you should have any questions about the use of the 
visual aids or anything pertaining to the presentation of this 
meeting, please call our Training Department, and we shall be 
glad to give you additional information. 

The Fred Sanders Company 


Today, each of us will go home from a job we voluntarily 
sought or accepted . No person may legally enter our home without 
permission. If entry is forced, we have police protection. We 
can talk to our neighbors and friends freely; and we can argue with 
our antagonists, if we have any, without fear of reprisal from our 
government . 

Next Sunday, or any day of the week for that matter, we 
are free to worship wherever and in whatever manner meets our 
soul T s needs and according to the dictates of our conscience. No 
one, especially our government, forces or dictates to us. We are 
free to criticize our government. However , one thing we cannot 
do, is to work or plot toward the overthrow of our government "by 
violence or subversion, for this would violate the rights of others. 

We are free to choose for ourselves and our children the 

degree and kind of education we want. We can decide where and when 

we are going if we want to leave the country. We can exercise a 
thousand other free choices. 

Since we live in a nation and in communities with others, 
we have laws to protect the rights of all for the total good. 
These laws have been made by freely chosen representatives of the 
people and are designed to protect and to help, rather than to re- 
strict us, in our enterprises. 

Nowhere outside of Americans there so much freedom, so 
much wealth and luxury, so much privilege. We are, in fact, the 
most fortunate people in all the world. 

We listen to the radio and watch television; we read and 
converse, and we are well aware that we are not alone in the world, 
nor, perhaps, are we entirely safe in this world grown small in an - 
electronic and an air age. 

Nations and people long denied freedom, education, and 
creature comforts are stirring and demanding a better way of life. 
This is good and right, but the problem is that individuals, groups, 
and nations greedy for power mislead, dominate, and subvert this 
growth. The result is people are living in degradation, fear and 
even abject slavery, entrapped with values distorted, and dominated 
by pagan power. We are shocked at the hatred and jealousies aimed 
against us. We are aghast at the negative propaganda and the in- 
sults hurled our way. We shrink from acknowledging, or sometimes 
even looking at, the subversive, insidious infiltration of ideologies 
in organizations set up to discredit and undermine our precious way 
of life. 

In our lives we have known "hot" and "cold" war. Do we 
feel any responsibility to protect and preserve what we have? Do 
we like and believe in our way of life? Are we doing something 
intelligent to preserve it? 

This fall, we Americans can again exercise a great 
privilege, one we take for granted, that of casting a free and 
secret vote in a national election for the representatives and 
the government of our choice. These chosen representatives will 
he given the power and responsibility of administering our govern- 
ment and interpreting existing laws as well as creating new laws. 
In them, we will vest our very lives and all that America and our 
free enterprise system means to us. Whether we like it or not, 
these are precarious times; times in which we are forced to consider 
world conditions and our total relation to the world as well as to 
each other. 

The freedoms which we enjoy today and which we take for 
granted as our American heritage were won and have been preserved 
by the blood, sweat and tears of our forefathers. Our nation has 
been built by immigrants from other countries -- people who left 
their native lands to gain some form of freedom which they could 
not have in their homeland. They came here to seek the freedoms 
which we enjoy today. Some of them sought freedom of worship; some, 
the right to own land; others wished to escape the tyranny of their 
native government and find a place where they could have a voice in 
the way their government was run; still others sought a better 
economic exis tence . 

From the days when the first colonists founded Jamestown 
and the Puritans landed at Plymouth Rock, the American people have 
shown courage and stamina. Because they had a goal in which they 
believed, they conquered the forces of nature in founding the colonies 
on the eastern seaboard. It was this same spirit which led others 
to make the trek across the plains in covered wagons and struggle to 
turn the unbroken prairie into a great agricultural empire. It was 
the free enterprise system which built our cities and made us the 
industrial leader of the world. 

It was the determination to have a voice in the way they 
were ruled -- a representation in government -- which led the people 
in the days of the American revolution to rise up against England 
and fight against insurmountable odds. This determination enabled 
our untrained, poorly armed, cold and hungry troops to win against 
the well-trained, well-fed armies of the motherland. 

To insure the preservation of the freedoms for which they 
had fought, the leaders of our infant nation wrote a constitution, 
a part of which is the Bill of Rights. This constitution has safe- 
guarded our rights and freedoms through all these years and generations , 
It has been these rights and freedoms which have attracted the 
immigrants from other lands to make great sacrifices to come to America 
where their children and their children's children could have the 
opportunities denied them in their native lands . 

It was this determination to keep our democratic way of 
life which led us into two world wars to stem the aggression of 
those nations which were striving to take from us and others , the 
freedoms we believe are essential to all peoples. 

Our freedoms, our ideals, and our very way of life are 
being threatened now -- today, and this threat is the most perilous 
we have yet experienced. Still many of us fail to recognize this 
either because we are unaware of it or because we are wishful 
thinkers and foolishly believe it will never come to pass. This 
threat is the threat of communism. If we are to preserve our 
American way of life, we must counteract it or it shall destroy us. 

Since 1946 we have been engaged in a war with Russia 
and the other communist nations, particularly Red China. Are you 
aware of it? There is no open fighting; we are not being bombed. 
Our soldiers are not digging foxholes. But it is war! It is a 
cold war which is being fought with words and ideas. The words are 
dangerous, and the ideas can be fatal. It is the war of communism 
against democracy and the free enterprise system. 

What, then, are the basic differences between communism 
and the American way of life? We know that in the United States, 
our government is a democracy founded on the philosophy of the 
right and the capacity of the people to control their government 
for their own best interests through their elected representatives. 
All citizens, through their elected representatives, have a voice 
in the government. 

Our economic structure is based on the free enterprise 
system which gives each individual the right to work for his own 
personal gain as long as he does not violate the rights of others. 
This is also known as a capitalistic economy; an economy in which 
individuals may own land, possess capital and money, and control 
the means of production. 

These things constitute the basis for the American way 
of life. We exist, live our lives, earn our wages, have our homes , 
cars, television sets, washing machines, etc., because of and 
through the free enterprise system. But we could lose it all -- 
our jobs, our homes, our entire way of life -- because of communism, 
The communist leaders have publicly and often stated that they are 
determined to crush free enterprise and bring the entire world and 
all of the people in it under communist rule and domination. 

We generally think of communism having its beginnings 
with Karl Marx, the German philosopher who "believed that to have 
peace, prosperity, and happiness in the world, all social and 
economic classes should he eliminated. He based this belief on 
his famous theory that the world is divided into the two basic 
classes of the proletariat and the bourgeoise. The proletariat 
to him were the workers who earned a wage but did not own property 
of any kind. The bourgeoise or capitalists were the landowners 
and those who controlled production and capital, Marx said that 
a person belonged in one class or the other with no middle ground. 
Furthermore, to him, these classes were engaged in an historical 
struggle for supremacy. Thus he advanced the idea that the workers 
must and would revolt against the capitalists and destroy them. 
The result would be a classless society in which everyone would be 
a worker and all wealth would be owned by the state. 

Lenin organized the Communist party as such in 1903 when, 
as the leader of the Bolsheviks, he gained control of the Second 
Congress of the Russian Social Democrats in London, England. He 
had 17 active followers at the time. They based the further organ- 
ization of the group upon Marx's theory of revolt of the workers. 

We must remember that Russia at that time was fertile 
ground for any philosophy which promised a better way of life to 
the masses of people. The Czars and landowners composed a very 
small, very rich group of people who dominated the masses of peasants 
and subjected them to virtual slavery. This small ruling group 
isolated the country from western Europe and did not keep up with 
the economic and social progress made by their neighbor nations. As 
always, when a large group of people are continually oppressed and 
prevented from advancing their social and economic level, they find 
a way to revolt and overthrow their oppressors. This situation in 
Russia resulted in the revolution of 1917 and the formation of a 
republic . 

By 1917 Lenin and his followers numbered 40,000. They saw 
the struggling, infant republic as their golden opportunity. The 
Russian people were uneducated, not very wise, and they did not com- 
prehend the full meaning of what was happening when the Bolsheviks 
seized control of the government. Thus the 150 million Russian 
people were forced into a form of slavery in which they could not 
call their souls their own. 

It is true that the Russians have made progress from 1917 
to 1960. They have gained much scientific knowledge and they have 
learned the methods of industrialization from the nations they so 
bitterly criticize. At the expense of a lower standard of living 
for the Russian people, they are giving us stern competition in the 
fields of science and nuclear weapons. 


A popular joke in 1957 shortly after the Russians launched 
their first Sputnik goes like this: Strategists in the Kremlin teFe 
plotting war. One suggested that ten communists he sent to the 
United States, each with -an atom bomb in a suitcase. Each would go 
to a large city and destroy it. A second comrade, however, insisted 
that this could not be done. "Why not?" asked the first comrade. 
"We have plenty of atom bombs." The second comrade replied, "Yes, 
but where are we going to get the ten suitcases?" 

No, it is not a very good joke. We must also remember 
that today, they have more suitcases. 

No group of people can live without leadership and direction; 
someone, some group, always takes over\under one pretext or another. 
The Russian men who have directed the Soviet Union since 1917 have 
been dictators. They are the head of the state through the use of 
force and power. They are not the leaders of their people by the 
choice of those people. The communists lost the one and only free 
election held in the infant republic. 

Today, when we try to look at life in the Soviet Union, it 
is easy to become confused. The Iron Curtain is the symbol of the 
rigid control maintained by the government over communications going 
to and from Russia. Travel by Soviet citizens is generally highly 
restricted, and once outside the communist area is permitted only in 
groups. Travel by individuals into Russia is equally restricted 
and controlled. The result is a continuous conflict in reports. 

We also may ask why this control should be necessary. Why 
do the Russians jam the radio broadcasts from free Europe beamed to 
those areas held by the communists? What is the reason for the 
heavy censorship on news sent out of the Soviet Empire: Why don't 
they want their people to know about us and why don't they want us 
to know about them? Why are people risking their very lives to cross 
the borders between East and West Berlin? More than 115,000 persons 
have gone from East Germany into West Germany in I960. Why are the 
Chinese fleeing into British-owned Hong Kong? 

What is happening in this classless society today? 

Because of the Iron Curtain, there are no outside experts 
on Russia. We can, however, draw a composite picture from reports 
made by both Soviet and Western sources. 

Under communism there is no respect for the individual 
as such. Every person is told where he is to live, where he is to 
work, and what kind of education he will have. He is expected to 
comply willingly in following these directions. If he does not, 
there is always the threat of the slave labor camps to spur him. 

The government controls the people and their activities 
in all areas. It owns the lands and the factories; it operates 
the stores; publishes the newspapers and books; runs the radio and 
television stations; and controls all forms of communication. 
Housing is controlled "by the government either directly or through 
the larger factories and industries. Theoretically all people are 
equal and live alike with the same opportunities. Nevertheless , 
if you were visiting the Soviet Union today, you could not help 
noticing that some persons are much better off than others. Let's 
take a look at this "classless 11, society - at this system which pro- 
claims that all are equal. (See plate #1 - visual aids.) 

They admit l to a ruling group which is commonly called 
the Elite, This group includes top party officials, top government 
representatives, army and secret police officials and .a few favored 
scientists, artists, and writers. Together with their families, 
they number about 500,000 people. 

The next group numbers approximately eight million and 
is often referred to as The Intelligentsia. Here are the minor 
officials of large enterprises, top officials of smaller plants, 
middle-level party people, and professional men and women. 

The 1959 Russian census estimates that seventy million 
people live and work in the cities of the Soviet Union, They work 
in industry, transportation, construction, and white-collar jobs 
or serve as enlisted men in the armed forces. 

The same census estimates that over half of the population 
live and work on the farms - 110 million peasants. 

There is a fifth group we should include. The number 
in this group can only be approximated because these figures are not 
published. Estimates have ranged from eight to twenty-eight million- 
souls: men, women, and children. The Soviets politely label this 
group "forced labor". We would think of it as slave labor. You 
might compare our estimate of twenty miilionn to 33,000, which was 
the largest number of convicts in Russia during the time of the Czars. 

Theoretically, the top four groups of this society live 
more or less alike. If you were visiting Russia, however, you would 
see striking differences in their standards of living. 

Deputy Minister Kostov is from the Elite. He is a top 
party and government official. He, his wife, and two children have 
an elegant home in Moscow. They have appliances such as a washing 
machine, radio and television. They have also been assigned a country 
house in an exclusive suburban area outside Moscow near the country 
houses of similar officials. This entire suburban area is fenced off 
and strictly patrolled to prevent unwanted intruders. 

Comrade Kostov has a car and is given free gasoline. A 
government employee is his chauffuer, and other government workers 
are his house servants. His family has fine clothes, and his 
children attend special schools. A personal physician is assigned 
to Mr. Kostov, and his family goes to a special medical clinic 
when necessary. If he or his wife decide to patronize an ordinary 
state -owned store, they are given special treatment and never have 
to wait in line. The workers who have previously lined .up waiting 
their turn are quite used to seeing these upper-class citizens 
arrive in a limousine and go directly to the store manager for 
service. This is expected. After all, Comrade Kostov is a deputy 
minister and a good party worker, 

Mr. Kostov works hard for his 85,000 rubles a month. He 
is expected to be on call at all times and is subject to a great 
deal of pressure. He must also exercise extreme caution in what he 
says and does. It wouldn't do to have anyone get the wrong impression 
at any time lest he be denounced and purged as others have been be- 
fore him. It is a precarious position at best. It is easy to re- 
member that more than a thousand senior communist officials and 
party leaders, plus a hundred or more communist generals, 20 vice- 
premiers, and some fifteen leading cabinet ministers have been 
eliminated in one way or another since World War II. Comrade Kostov 
cannot be too careful. His wife frequently reminds him that of 
seven former presidents of the Central Executive Committee, five 
were murdered and one was a suicide. 

While in Russia, you might also like to talk to Director 
Fedorak. He is in charge of a medium-sized factory employing 3,000 
people. Mr. and Mrs, Fedorak enjoy a modest two-room apartment 
with private bath and kitchen. They have a radio and hope to buy 
a television set soon. Mrs. Fedorak works as a clerk in a government 
office, and both their children are in boarding school. Mr. Fedorak 
is happy these days; he was recently given the part-time use of a 
car which is very helpful. After working hours } both husband and wife 
plan to attend political and cultural sessions designed to improve 
their relations with the state. Their combined income is about 2,500 
rubles a month, but prices are high. It helps , of course, that 
Mrs. Fedorak works, but it isn't easy for her. Just shopping takes 
so much time . 

This is easy to understand when one takes a look at the 
system used in the government operated stores. There are no brand 
names on articles, for the state manufactures everything. The 
purchaser, however, must stand in lines interminably. If the de- 
partment store announces it has curtains for sale, Mrs. Fedorak 
lines up to inspect the merchandise, makes her selection and determines 
the price. She then lines up at the cashier's window to pay for the 
article. She lines up a third time to present her receipt and pick 
up the article. If, as it often happens, by this time the article in 
question is no longer there or has been sold out, she must line up at 
the cashier's window again to obtain a refund. She is used to this 
arrangement and accepts it as a necessity. 

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Vasily is from the third group of Russian citizens. 
He works on the assembly line of a large factory. His wife is 
a cashier -in a department store. They consider themselves an 
average couple, and, if you or I were living in Russia, Vasily 
and his family might he our next-door neighbors or co-workers. 
However, they live quite differently than we do. 

Vasily probably works 46 hours a week although recent 
Russian boasts are that the work week has been reduced to 36 
and 42 hours a week. According to the communists, the minimum 
wage in the Soviet Union is now 300 rubles a month, and Vasily 
makes about 650 rubles a month His rent is very low, but he, 
his wife, and three children live in one room, 9 x 12 in size, 
in a four-room apartment and share a community bath and kitchen 
with the occupants of the other three rooms He dreams of the 
day promised by his leaders when his family may have a two-room 
apartment, still, of course, sharing a bath and kitchen. His 
present living space was assigned to him at the factory. 

The next room adjoining his apartment is occupied by a 
middle-aged widow, anu engineer who is a bachelor and two typists 
None are related nor had met before they were assigned this space. 
Such a situation is typical of living arrangements wherein each 
room available must accomodate from four to six persons depending 
upon the size of the room. No consideration is given the sex, age, 
or relationship of the occupants. The lady in the third room of 
the apartment is also the overseer of this particular apartment. 
The residents in each of the rooms know and expect that she will 
report anything unusual in their actions to the proper authorities. 

You will be interested to know that most factory workers 
in the Soviet Union are paid for piece work rather than a straight 
hourly rate. To make their assigned quotas, they must often work 
longer than the base 46 hours. If production is stopped for reasons 
beyond the workers ' control, no allowance is made for a change 
in quota. Their previous requirements must still be met, or they 
face strict penalties in wages. 

You may wonder how far Vasily can stretch his 650 rubles 
a month. Actually, even with very low rent, it doesn T t go very 
far. When an American goes to Russia, the official exchange rate of 
rubles to dollars is ten to one.* This is decided upon arbitrarily 
by the government and not by free trade. Thus, 85,000 rubles would 
become $8,500; 2,500 rubles becomes $250; and 650 rubles becomes $65 . 
Even at this arbitrary rate, Vasily must work nearly two months in 
order to purchase a poorly made suit at 1200 rubles or $120. He must 
work nearly one month in order to buy his wife a pair of shoes at 
525 rubles, or $52.50. There are no charge accounts, and, until very 
recently no credit was given. 

^Recent Russian reports indicate this ratio will be changed after 
January 1, 1961. 


Vasily would like very much to transfer to another factory 
nearer his home, but his request was denied. After all, the govern- 
ment cannot have its people changing jobs for their own personal 
reasons. As the Institute of Law of Soviet Academy of Sciences pro- 
claimed, "The- right to work does not mean the right to choose the 
place of employment at one's own discretion. . .nor the right to"s&i£t 
from one enterprise to another." There is no unemployment insurance 
system in Russia, because, as their leaders often boast, there is 
no unemployment. 

Vasily doesn't even try to find a room closer to his 
present job. It was difficult enough to get his present space. 
Buying a home is also out of the question for him. Where would he 
ever get enough money to pay 20% down and the balance in three to 
five years? Furthermore, he would not own the land a house is on, 
but would rent it from the state. 

Vasily belongs to a trade union, but his union's activities 
are quite different from those of a union in the United States . 
Russian unions are state controlled as are the industries. The union 
thus serves as an additional check upon the workers to make sure 
they fill their quotas. The union leaders act to enforce labor legis- 
lation and any necessary discipline of the workers. 

Our peasant, Joseph, lives with his wife on a collective 
farm. Their home is made of mud bricks with a straw roof and a 
dirt floor. In addition to the expected work on the collective farm, 
he and his wife also work a small plot assigned to them where they 
may raise produce for their own use. If they have any surplus from 
this plot, they may sell it in the village market. They have a few 
chickens, and yearn for the day they may have a cow. Times have been 
difficult, however. Because there was a draught last summer, the 
collective farmers ran short of their quotas. As a result, they had 
to add the produce from their own plots to the collective farm's 
small surplus of stored stock in order to fill the quota. 

Joseph sometimes wonders if it wouldn't be easier to work 
on a state-owned farm and collect wages. But then he might have 
to live in a barracks for men while his wife lives in the women's 
barracks. In his small home he can at least keep his family together. 

Joseph would like to work in the city, but this is impossible 
as he has never been recruited for industrial training. He cannot 
even visit the city as he has no passport. . Like so many fathers, 
Joseph has high hopes for his son and thinks he might be selected for 
industrial training when he grows up. In the meantime, Joe, Jr. is 
a member of the Young Pioneers Youth movement and he is thoroughly 
indoctrinated with communist philosophy. 


Before we leave the Soviet Union, you should meet one 
other person. This man's name does not matter anymore You 
will find him living in a rude, overcrowded, filthy "barracks 
bunk in Siberia . His clothes are ragged and not very warm He 
works in the coal mines, and one of his jobs is to help push the 
loaded rail cars of coal up and out of the mine . There is no need 
for machinery here when cheap manual labor is so available 9 

Forced labor is a recognized part of the Soviet economic 
and political system. The government has purposely given the 
secret police a certain percentage of capital investment to be 
developed by slave labor. Control is maintained through hunger. 
This makes a management problem for the secret police. If the 
prisoners are too well fed, they are no longer cheap labor, nor 
are they being punished. If they are underfed, the prisoners will 
be too weak to work. Our nameless prisoner knows that if he 
doesn't fulfill his daily work quota, his already meager rations 
will be cut. If this happens, his strength will fail, and his 
production will fail lower, and his rations will be cut again. The 
camp life operated with sheer brutality under barbaric conditions 
with food as the whip will soon break his will power if he has any 
left. Is this what Khrushchev meant when he said our grandchildren 
"will be born into slavery"? 

Slave labor serves communism in three definite ways. 
First, it provides cheap labor for unpopular work as well as for 
the manufacture of articles to be sold abroad at a cost which is 
less than free nations must charge. Second, it provides an efficient 
means of disposing of individuals, groups, even entire nationalities 
who are considered dangerous or potentially dangerous to communism. 
Third, it is a sword of Damocles hanging over the head of every 
Russian citizen. One Russian saying is that the Soviet Union is 
composed of those who are in slave labor camps, those who have been 
there, and those who have not been there yet. 

John Noble, a former Detroiter, spent ten years in Russian 
slave labor camps and was released only through the efforts of his 
congressman. He never knew why he was imprisoned. He was never 
given a trial. Only through the grace of God was he able to survive 
horrors which would seem unbelievable to us. According to Mr. Noble, 
our State Department has estimated that some 5,000 Americans are 
being held prisoner in Russia in forced labor camps together with 
citizens of some 72 countries. 

Comrade Kostov, Director Fedorak, Worker Vasily, and 
Peasant Joseph are well aware of the forced labor camps. They each 
have had friends or acquaintances disappear from sight. They and 
their families must live with this fear constantly. 


Another thing this quartet has in common is their function 
in state politics We will soon have an election in this country. 
They also have elections in the Soviet Union. These four men and 
their wives will most certainly vote in the next Soviet election. 
Their government., however, has taken from them the responsibility 
of trying to choose between a Democrat or a Republican . They need 
only vote for the one name given for each office . 

A Russian publication, "How the Soviet Union is Governed" , 
explains how candidates for office are nominated. This booklet 
estimates that about seven million or 4% of the population are 
members of the Communist party* The balance, or 96%, constitutes 
a non-party bloc. Non-party groups, sueh as Vasily's trade union, 
may nominate candidates for public office. The party groups also 
nominate candidates e Somehow, both groups always nominate the same 
man I Whether they belong to the party or not, the workers are 
always unanimous in their choice of candidates. According to this 
same Russian booklet, "Every Party candidate is also a nominee of 
the non-Party people, and every non-Party candidate is also a nominee 
of the Party members." This, of course, results in having one 
candidate for every office When Vasily, Fedorak, Joseph, and 
Kostov go to the polls, they can vote for this one candidate . They 
can vote against him by crossing his name off. If they become 
reckless and substitute another name, the ballot is marked void. 
In this fashion, every candidate always receives between 99% and 
100% of the vote. 

Religion in the Soviet Union is actively discouraged. 
The children are taught that the state fulfills all needs. Communist 
party members are announced atheists. Only sixteen churches are 
permitted to serve Leningrad, a city of three million people. In 
contrast, the Detroit Metropolitan area has approximately two 
thousand churches serving less than two million people. 

One may wonder why churches are tolerated at all in a 
country dedicated to the fanatic need to crush all worship except 
that of the state. The fact is that deep rooted in man from time 
immemorial has been a recognition that there is a power greater 
than himself existing in the universe. That part of us which is 
Life and Intelligence reveres and worships this Power, From it 
we draw strength, purpose, and consolation. Through the ages, 
different names have been given this power; different rites have been 
performed. Yet the communists try to 'dictate that this Power is the 
state. They ignore the fact that the state is human and fallible. 
Some Russian people, despite threats and persecution, have demanded 
a right to worship, and the communist leaders have been forced to 
give at least a limited tolerance to religion. At the same time, 
they claim to be unconcerned because they direct their efforts toward 
the youth of the country and teach them that the state is the god, 
the all good, the unquestioned justice, and that for which they must 
live and die. And we must concern ourselves with the question^ Is 
this atheist attitude what we want for our children? 


We could go on indefinitely describing life in communist 
Russia, "but let's take a very quick look at life in communist China. 
The peasants on the communal farms live in dreary barracks buildings. 
The men, women, and children are each assigned to their particular 
area. They eat in community kitchens and spend a long day in the 
fields. Then they go back to the kitchen for a light supper and to 
bed. About every two weeks, they are allowed to get together as a 
family for a brief visit. This commune system is now being tried 
with factory workers in the cities of China. 

Can you imagine this system applied to Detroit? If a man 
worked on the assembly line at the Dodge plant, his wife would be 
assigned to work there also. The men and women would be assigned 
to separate barracks buildings to sleep. The children would be 
bunked in a third building. At the assigned time, a family would get 
together for a short visit. 

This, then, is the classless society and rule of the 
workers in the Soviet Union. This is the way they industrialize 
underdeveloped areas and increase the production of machines, ships, 
planes, and heavy industry. While the production of consumer goods 
in the Soviet Union has been increased in recent years, the communist 
leaders are constantly saying that everyone must make sacrifices for 
the State. At present, it is estimated that there are six washing 
machines for every thousand persons in the Soviet Union. At the 
present rate of production, it will be fifty years before every family 
can have a washing machine. The production of such luxuries as 
refrigerators, toasters, television sets, and outboard motors just 
doesn't fit into the communist scheme of taking over the entire world. 
How does this compare with your style of living? 

Can you image four to six people living in every room of 
your home with everyone sharing the bathroom and a hot plate in the 
kitchen? Can you imagine applying to your employer or to your 
husband's employer for a place to live? Would you like to have your 
children indoctrinated with a philosophy which doesn't include "honor 
thy father and mother"? 

Because we take so many things for granted, because we 
have always had them, perhaps we don't appreciate our way of life 
enough. We think nothing of the fact that we are free to travel 
where we wish, that we can change our jobs when we want, that we can 
buy and own our own homes. If you care to do so, you can save your 
money in a bank account, you can buy life insurance, and you can 
purchase shares of stock in our free enterprise system. When we 
start pinning labels on ourselves, most of us say we are workers 
because we receive salaries and wages. But, once we start buying 
property, stock and life insurance, we become part owners of American 
industry, and we are a part of the group to which the communists 
refer as "dirty capitalists". 


Because communism is an ideology or a philosophy, its 
promoters do not have the need to conquer the world in one man's 
lifetime as did Hitler and Mussolini. They have no specific 
deadline to meet for their global triumph. In the meantime, they 
continue their war against the world, and though it may he a cold 
war, it is ever present in every corner of the globe. 

Furthermore, they "believe that whatever is done to promote 
the global triumph of communism is good. 

As recently as the U-2 incident last summer, Khrushchev 
said, "As God is my witness, my hands are clean and my heart is pure." 
By his own lights and by the communist belief, Khrushchev's hands 
are clean despite the fact that Russian espionage is on the most 
massive scale known to history. Likewise, his heart is pure although 
he personally has been responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands 
of people from the Ukraine to Budapest. Khrushchev believes all 
that he has done has been done in communism's noble cause and is 
noble in itself. 

This has been true of all communists since the days of 
Lenin, who, in answer to the complaints of his comrades at his actions 
in the overthrow of the Republic of Russia, said, "It isn't a question 
of Russia at all, gentlemen, I spit on Russia. This is merely one 
phase through which we must pass on the way to a world revolution." 

In 1957 Khrushchev said, "The communists will destroy 
capitalism, not with nuclear weapons, but through the spread of the 
ideology. We are as sure of this as we are that the sun will rise 
tomorrow." Last year when a group of industrialists visited Russia, 
Khrushchev said, "The day will come when we will bury you." Later, 
he explained that he did not mean to bury every American in the physical 
sense, but he did mean that capitalism was historically doomed and 
that communism would prevail. 

The communist follows his leader without question or doubt; 
he believes that any means, legal or illegal, moral or immoral, is 
completely justified if it produces this world revolution. To the 
communists, agreements are made where it is convenient to do so. They 
are likewise broken without any pangs of conscience when it is in 
their interests to break them. Our State Department has estimated 
that the Soviets have broken over 1,000 treaties since 1917. 

The communists "negotiate" only when they think communism 
has something to gain or when they are stalling for time. They believe 
communism will not be safe anywhere until it controls the world, and 
they say there will be no peace until communism is triumphant and un- 
opposed . 


Then there are those who preach co-existence in the 
belief that this would mean that the communists would live their 
way while we live our way. They think that in this manner the 
two systems of communism and democracy could thus prove in peaceful 
competition which system deserves the allegiance of mankind. To 
do this, however, requires that both sides be interested in co-ex- 
istence. Is this possible with Russia and Red China when they have 
repeatedly announced their intention of forcing communism upon us 
and destroying our way of life? 

The Hungarians tried to co-exist and found that this was 
much like putting a man into a cage with a hungry lion. After the 
lion ate the man, the two then co-existed peacefully ever afterward. 
To the true communist, co-existence is that period of time necessary 
before communism overtakes the entire world. 

The Russians are working steadily to accomplish their 
goal although their aim has been changed from the conflict of social 
classes - the proletarians versus the capitalists. It is now an 
all-inclusive conflict between governments, cultures, educational 
systems, economies and religions. 

Since Lenin overthrew the Republic of Russia in 1917, the 
communists have talked of peace - Khrushchev talks of peace today - 
but their every action belies their words. We have only to look at 
the map to trace their path toward world revolution and communist 
domination. (See plate #2 - visual aids.) In the beginning of 1918, 
the Soviet Union looked like the red portion of this map. The 
striped sections are China. 

In February, 1921, Stalin invaded the states of Georgia 
and Armenia, whose independence had been recognized in 1920. 

In December, 1922, the Ukraine was forcibly annexed. This 
was after a Treaty of Alliance had been signed with the Soviets 
in 1921. 

The Soviet Union made no further conquests for over a 
decade. By 1933, they had many serious problems of their own. 
Stalin was having difficulty consolidating his communist leadership. 
The Ukrainians were resisting the change of their farmlands jsrcto 
collectives. Khrushchev was Stalin's lieutenant, and he was con- 
ducting a man-made famine in the Ukraine to force collectivization. 
Seven million Ukrainians died in the process. The Soviet Union 
was bankrupt. There was world-wide distrust of the Bolsheviks. 


In 1933, however , our President gave official United 
States recognition to Soviet Russia and the communists. By so 
doing, we gave them respectability. They were thus able to obtain 
credit in world financial circles. They also had a wide-open 
opportunity for expansion. They did not waste much time. 

In September, 1939, Poland was partitioned after a non- 
aggression treaty had been signed in July, 1939. Since then, the 
communists have obtained the rest of Poland and a sizable part of 

In August, 1940, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were 
forcibly annexed although mutual assistance treaties had been 
signed in December, 1939, 

In February, 1948, Czechoslovakia was taken over by the 
Communist party after the Czechs had signed a mutual assistance 
treaty with the U.S.S.R. in December, 1947, 

In April, 1948, Soviet troops and the communists took 
over Rumania after having signed a peacfe treaty in September, 1947. 

In August, 1948, Soviet troops and the communists marched 
into Bulgaria after a peace treaty had been signed in September, 1947 

In February, 1949, Soviet troops and the communists took 
over Hungary after having signed a peace treaty in September, 1947. 

Thus were these major areas "liberated" into the Soviet 
Empire . 

Since the second world -war, the following conflicts have 
taken place where communist actions have ranged from the supplying 
of arms and the sponsorship of internal subversion to overt inter- 

The Indonesian War 1945-47 

The Chinese Civil War 1945-59 

The Malayan War 1945-54 

Philippine Civil War 1945-48 

Indochina War 1945-54 

Greek Guerrilla War 1946-49 

Kashmir Conflict 1947-49 

Arab-Israel War 1948-49 

Korean War 1950-53 

Guatemalan Revolt 1954 

Argentine Revolution 1955 

Algerian War 1954 

Cyprus War 1955-59 

British-French Suez Campaign 1956 

Hungarian Suppression 1956 

Muscat and Oman Operations 1957 

Indonesian Civil War 1958 


Lebanon & Jordan operations 1958 

Formosa Strait Conflict 1958 

Cuban Civil War 1958-59 

Tibetan Revolt 1959 

Japanese Student Riots I960 

Congo troubles I960 

Internal Troubles in Italy I960 
Mexican legislature announces 

support of Castro I960 

The communist encirclement of the globe grows steadily. 
The communists wanted Cuba not only for itself but also as a base 
of penetration into South America. The key points of their next 
campaigns will be the Caribbean as a bridge to South America, the , 
middle East as a bridge to Africa, and the southeast Asian peninsula, 
Formosa and the Philippines as a bridge to the Indian Ocean and the 
South Seas. Thus they pave the way for their tentacles to reach 
out and around the United States . 

In half a century, the communist enterprise has conquered 
a third of the earth's surface, paralyzed another third, and brought 
the remainder under seige. How have they done it? It behooves us 
to take a look at their tactics. We know they are cunning, wily, 
and crafty. No means is too despicable if it enables them to gain 
the end result. It can be the destruction of human life by starvation, 
as in the man-made famine of the Ukraine by Khrushchev, the taking 
of human life by inviting riots as has happened in Cuba, or the 
driving of an individual to suicide because he cannot live with 
himself as a traitor. 

The communists work from within and without in their conquest 
of a country. Their goal is to undermine the will, the moral fiber, 
and the spiritual fortitude of those whom they would conquer, for they 
know that without spirit there is no will, and the man corrupted is 
the defenseless. To achieve this, they use propaganda in clever 
and devious forms. They prefer conquest without war if possible. 

There are several non-violent approaches to world conquest. 
One method involves an attack by culture and the arts. They are 
delighted to send their dancers, their artists, even their scientists 
on goodwill missions to other countries. In this manner, they hope 
to show the free world that the communists are really very nice 
people and certainly not dangerous. In the process, they may also 
convince others that being a communist might have some merit. Actually, 
this is a form of propaganda in which the communists are experts. 


In addition to a cultural invasion, they use every avenue 
open to infiltrate the communication mediums of a target nation. 
In stories, novels, plays, and movies, they subtly portray the life 
of the tar.get?nation as undesirable, ridiculous, and insignificant. 
Destructive criticism can be a useful tool in convincing people 
that their own country really is not worth fighting for. 

There is also the economic approach wherein trade is used 
with an end result which ,is as effective as an atom bomb. A target 
nation is offered favorable trade agreements. When that trade has 
become a basic part of the target nation T s economy, the communists 
withdraw it. The nation then has no market for its products, and 
there is unemployment, confusion, and chaos. At the same time, 
communist agents may have infiltrated the target nations government 
where they can control political parties and government spending. 
In such underhanded fashion, they can also help spend that country 
into bankruptcy, deliberately planning economic ruin. 

With these methods of attack, without one shot fired, 
the cpmrnunists try to weaken a country spiritually, morally, and 
economically so war will be unnecessary. However, they will resort 
to war if they -must, they have proved that point. 

We may say, "This is true - it may happen in other countries > 
but it can't happen here I" This is the very attitude the communists 
want us to take: an attitude of complacency, of doing nothing, of , 
letting George do it. If we continue in this apathetic state, we 
will be taking the action the Communists hope we will take. We will 
offer no resistance to their unceasing campaign. 

In any uprising or revolt against established practices, 
who comprise the mass of revolutionists? The youth of a country. 
It was the youth of Germany whom Hitler converted, who followed him 
and gave him power. It was the youth of Italy who rallied around 
Mussolini. It is the youth of the United States toward whom the 
communists are directing their major efforts in this war of ideas. 

The 21st Congress of the Soviet Communist party which met 
in Moscow in January, 1959, outlined their plans for a non-violent 
attack of the United States. They intend to develop a communist youth 
movement in this country to train replacements for aging communist 
leaders. They will try to recruit more Negro members, stressing in- 
tegration troubles. They will try to put communists into neighborhood 
associations such as the P.-T.A. They want to expand their infiltra- 
tion of the labor movements with emphasis on the steel, automobile, 
and transportation unions. In each case, this will be done on an 
underground basis. They always adopt a disguise which will mak.e^:~ 
them acceptable to unsuspecting neighbors, co-workers, and possible 
friends . 


You may say, "How can they do this? We do not want 
communism." And you ask, "What can we do to prevent it?" 

Our best defense is to he acutely aware of the communist 
activities at all times -- to look with open seeking eyes at all 
facets of our way of life. Let us analyze these facets to be sure 
that the communists are not using them as their instruments; and, 
if they are, we must work to counteract their influence. 

We must look with a constructively critical eye at the 
influences acting upon the youth of our nation. What about our 
schools and educational institutions. Are they creating a desirable 
image of the American way of life? Are they developing and 
challenging our boys and girls, our young men and women? Do our 
modern educational methods encourage competition and personal- ex- 
cellence? Are our youngsters with outstanding capabilities being 
given the extra attention they need, or are they held down to the 
average level of their group? 

If we do not develop the potential of our gifted youth 
and give to the average student that challenge which makes him use 
his facilities to the utmost, we are going to find that we will not 
have the men and women capable of carrying on the scientific re- 
search we need, nor will we have minds that can think out the economic 
problems that confront our nation. And we will not have statesmen 
capable of directing our government so that we can withstand and 
combat the insidious inroads of communism. 

But more than that: if young people do not develop 
their abilities, if they put current material gains ahead of their 
future (how many young boys quit school so they may buy a car?), 
they will find they cannot get the type of jobs which will provide 
them with a secure living. They will then be an easy mark for anyone 
offering security in any form. They will grasp at this security 
regardless of what they lose in self-respect and personal freedom. 
And it could be the communists who will offer them that illusion of 

As long as the United States maintains military preparations, 
we hope the communists will not start a shooting war. But if they 
should consider an armed attack in the future, we will need more than 
bombs and nuclear weapons. We will need a force of enlisted men who 
will have the courage and a conviction in the cause of which they 
are fighting. In the meantime, what is happening to our armed services 
Our re-enlistment figures are nose-diving. Too many boys are rejected 
or discharged because of emotional instability. Even in peace time, 
they often cannot stand the pressures of military discipline. Perhaps 
our lack of discipline in educational institutions, in our homes, and 
in our society .may account for this weakness and lack of stamina. Why? 


Are we a nation growing soft? What is happening that so many people 
have no sense of duty to their country and feel no obligation or 
responsibility to protect it? 

One reason may he the way military life is degraded, 
ridiculed and otherwise disparaged in our movies, novels, magazine 
stories, even comic books. Is this by chance an infiltration of 
our American mediums of communication to create subtle influences 
affecting us as a whole? Or have you noticed that other aspects of 
our American way of life are often portrayed in stories, movies, 
and magazines in such a way that patriotism, religion, and old- 
fashioned morals are considered "square 11 , whereas prostitution, 
illigitimacy, adultery, alcoholism, and delinquency are c-ondroned . 

We know that the Kremlin spends hundreds of thousands of 
dollars on propaganda in the United States. Much of it is given to 
magazines which will follow the party line, regardless of how subtly 
it is done. Some of it is open and blatant, such as the magazine 
The USSR available on our newsstands for twenty cents. Too much, 
however, is disguised and is more difficult to recognize. Whether 
it can be proven communistic or not, it does exist, and we, as 
citizens of the United States, would do well to be aware of it and 
act to correct it. 

The communists are infiltrating our politics and our govern- 
ment. Communists do not openly declare themselves as such, but enter 
politics as members of one of our respected political parties. This 
is not difficult to do because most of us are willing to ,! let George" 
hold office. The communists also manage to get into high appointive 
offices where they can exercise great influence on national and 
international policies. What better way to aid the communist cause. 

One man who was exposed while in such a position was Alger 
Hiss. As you remember, Alger Hiss worked in the State Department 
for many years until he became a Director of the Office of Special 
Political Affairs responsible for United Nations matters. He was 
one of the advisers who accompanied President Roosevelt to the Yalta 
Conference. He was Secretary-General of the San Francisco Conference 
which founded the United Nations in 194-5. At the same time, he was 
furnishing Soviet agents with original documents and typewritten 
excerpts of the summaries of State Department papers. He was later 
convicted of perjury and sentenced to prison. How many unknown 
communists are working today in our government? 

We know that the F.B.I, and our counter-intelligence services 
are working night and day to counter-act the activities of the 
communists in our government agencies. In the days of communist cells, 
our F.B.I, and counter-espionage people could join their groups, 
but the communists have now gone underground and are more chary. 
They are not above -fesing blackmail as a means to get what they want 
from honest citizens nor do they hesitate to snuff out individual 
1 human lives . 


Regardless of Khrushchev's holier-than-thou attitude 
regarding the recent U2 incident, under his, Khrushchev^, direction^ 
some 75,000 Russians are operating an espionage network spread 
across the face of the earth -- spies, saboteurs, executioners, 
secret police, even elite spies to spy on lesser spies. This huge 
spy network has never been equalled in history in size,, scope, 
efficiency, and evil intent. We know that detailed aerial photo- 
graphs of Washington, D,C., and our other large cities are included 
in the Kremlin's vast files of spy gathered target data. These 
pictures are so complete that the Soviet attack planners can lay out 
approach routes to the nation l s capital and every important target 
in this country. 

Since the end of World War II, at least 35 Soviet and 
satellite diplomats in this country have been exposed as espionage 
-agents and hatchet men. Yet these individuals represent only the 
tip of the Soviet espionage iceberg that has come to the surface. 
According to F.B..I. Director, J. Edgar Hoover, between 70 and 80 
per cent of Russian officials in the U. S. are members of communist 
intelligence services. 

How then could Mr . Khrushchev assume an air of innocence 
at the time of the U2 incident? How could he say, "My hands are 
clean." And how could he demand an apology from President Eisenhower? 
This is all a part of the communist tactics. 

We must look with scrutiny at the activities of our 
•political parties. It is our responsibility to elect officials who 
will put the welfare of the citizens of the United States before 
their own personal gain or the power of their political party. 

We must also be wary of economic aggression, for the 
..communists have made no secret that this is a part of their plan 
f&r global conquest. 

Lenin outlined the communist strategy this way. He said, 
"First, we will take Eastern Europe, then the masses of Asia; then 
we will encircle the United States, which will be the last bastion 
of capitalism. We will not have to attack. It will fall like an 
overripe fruit into our hands." 

In 1936, Molotov announced, "Once we have deprived America of 
her -ma>rket;S; >>6 ^ crisis will follow and cause confusion. After we 
have taken her markets in Europe, expelled her from Asia and else- 
where, she will have no market in which to dump her merchandise. 
She will curtail her production and then will follow unemployment. 
Our opportunity to square accounts with America will then be at 
hand . » 


Are we doomed , then, to the onslaught of communism? 
WE ARE NOT I But we cannot continue in our lethargy of non-re- 
sistance to communist tactics and creeping aggression. 

All of us , the common ordinary citizens of the United 
States must exercise our responsibilities as citizens if we are 
to preserve our way of life, our ideology, not only for ourselves, 
but for the whole world. 

We must take stock of our goals. Are we Ibeoomingocfeoo 
materialistic, too interested in "things" instead of morals and 
a good way of life? Do we want all we can get from someone else? 
Do we ask for -security from the cradle to the grave without having 
to work for it ourselves? Do we expect our government to pa?ovite 
all things for us? 

If an answer is "yes", we should consider the questions 
again. History has shown over and over that when the people of a 
nation cease to "become self-sufficient and learn to depend on 
government subsidy, that nation will fall. When the people of the 
Roman Empire became too materialistic, when they overindulged in 
pleasures, when their government opened the granaries to feed 
the public, the Roman people lost their initiative and the all- 
powerful Roman Empire crumbled. A high standard of living carries 
with it no guarantee of protection from the barbarians. 

Have we forgotten our religious teachings? All peoples 
need a belief in a God being -- a divine, supreme being which is 
greater than they are and which supplies the precepts of their - 
conduct. Again, history has shown that when the people of a nation 
cast off their religion and rely on the power of man, they lose 
their integrity and sink into moral decadence. 

Are we as individuals taking the active part we should 
in our churches, our schools, our youth groups, our fraternal 
organizations, our unions, our communities and our government? 

Do we support the church of our choice? Are we active 
in P.-T.A.? Do we take leadership in the Scouts or similar groups? 
Do we attend union meetings if we are members? Are we aware of 
what our children are reading and hearing in the entertainment 
world? Do we take an active part in community life? Do we study 
the qualifications of our political candidates and the platforms 
of our parties? Do we let our Congressmen know if we do not agree 
with their stand on political issues? Do we ever make a contribu- 
tion to our favored political party? Do we vote in elections? 

Doing nothing is sometimes worse than doing the wrong 
thing. Edmund Burke has said, "All that is necessary for the 
forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do 
nothing . " 


In his book, The Gathering Storm , written diring the 
days of the aggression of Hitler in 1938 and 1939, Winston Churchill 
made a statement which is applicable to our problem today. He said, 
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win 
without "bloodshed; if you will not' fight when your victory will 
be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will 
have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious 
chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have 
to fight when there is no hope of victory because it is better to 
perish than to live as slaves." 

If we in the United States of America are to stem the 
tide of communism, we must all do our part. 

We must look not only to ourselves and our own society 
and our own government, but we must be, in part, our brother's 
keeper in the international sense of the word. Our American govern- 
ment and society must lend a helping hand financially and economically 
to the underdeveloped countries so that they will not be forced to 
turn to Russia and Red China for this help. We must cooperate with 
the other nations o<f the western world in providing military power 
in the crucial areas and stand ready to protect friendly regimes and 
prevent a communist takeover. We no longer live in a world where 
we can maintain a philosophy of isolationism. The democratic powers 
must unite or we will find that the communists will surround us 
and cut off our sources of tforld trade and ruin our economic structure 
and make us an easy prey for .conquest. 

In 1917, when Lenin brought Russia under communism, there 
were 150 million people in the Soviet Union, Today, there are 
roughly 209 million people in Russia, Since V-J Day in 1945, China 
and 15 other countries with 725 million people have been swallowed 
up the same way. Today, there are 918 million people under the 
complete domination of the communists who have sworn to destroy our 
way of life. As formidable as the Russians are, the Red Chinese 
are even more aggressive and less willing to wait for communism to 
become world-wide. It may well be that it will not be long before 
China becomes the leading communist power. 

For China is now ruled by tough, iron-fisted Mao Tse-Tung. 
Because Mao has carefully cultivated the illusion that he is interested 
primarily in social reforms and social experiments such as the 
communes, many people tend to forget that he is a military dictator. 
Actually, Mao is one of the most formidable strategists in the world 
both in a military and a political sense. He is an ardent advocate 
of Marxism, and, -from his lectures, we can translate his ideas of 
how the revolution should be conducted. 


Interpreting his pronouncements, his program can be 
outlined in five stages. One needs only to look at these stages 
to determine which phase of conquest the United Statqs is in at 
the present time. 

According to Mao, the first stage of conflict is to 
knock off your enemies , one by one. This applies to jungle 
warfare as well as political warfare. Kill the straggler in a 
group of men. Penetrate the straggler in a group of nations. 
Russia has used this technique effectively in absorbing the 
smaller nations around her. China is using it in the East: 
witness Tibet, North Korea, and thrusts into other lands such as 
Laos . 

Stage two: Keep the enemy off balance. Again, this 
applies to jungle warfare or to the international thrusts and 
feints which have become such a familiar Soviet tactic. Oncagain, 
off again summit meetings are typical of this type of strategy. 

Stage three: Sap the enemy r s will to resist. This 
includes propaganda and cultural warfare and extends everywhere 
from convincing the enemy you are technically superior - through 
talk as much as talent - to disarming him with the beauty of your 
ballet troupes . 

Four: Avoid a frontal assault, a knock-out punch, until 
such time as it can succeed without powerful retaliation. Attack 
when victory will be cheap. 

Five: Divide the battlefield into a peace and war zone. 
The peace zone of today, according to the communists, is simply 
the full area of the Soviet-Chinese Empire. All international 
tensions, according to communist ground rules, are within the war 
zone. Thus, the question of colonialism may be debated in regard 
to Algeria, but never in regard to Hungary or Tibet. 

This concept of conflict is fairly new in the West, but 
it is ancient in the Orient. Centuries before Mao, a Chinese 
soldier wrote, "To fight and conquer in all your battles is not 
supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the 
enemy's resistance without fighting . » 

To the communists, we are the enemy. It is our resistance 
they are talking about. And we are faced with two choices: We 
can work to counteract the communistic influence in our country 
and secure for all the world a democratic way of life. Or we can 
sit back, do nothing, and, finally drop like an overripe plum 
into the lap of the communists. 


Our ohildren will be "born into democratic freedom or 
communist slavery. Which will it be? The time of decision is 
now! It can be put off no longer. We have reached the Fork in 
the Road . 

Which way will you go? (See Plate #3 - visual aids.) 

September, I960 

Visual Aids 

Plate #1 Social Classes in Russia 

This is a flannel board presentation using two "boards 
placed side by side. 

1st Flannel Board - 

1. The flocks (cardboard backed with Flok-tite) 
giving the name of the class and the number 
in each class were put up as each class was 
mentioned . 

2. The flocks portraying the individuals rep- 
resenting each class were put up at the 
same time. 

3 . The heads appearing on the 2nd flannel board 
alone were used first on flannel board #1 
in their corresponding grouping of heads. 
They were colored to make them easily recog- 
nizable . 

2nd Flannel Board - 

1. As each class was described, the colored 
head was given a name, Deputy Minister 
Kostov, Mr. Fedorak, etc., and was pulled 
from the group on the first board and 
placed on the second flannel board. 

2. The remainder of the flocks on housing and 
wages were put up as the life of each in- 
dividual was described. 


Plate #2 The Communist Aggression 

A large map of the world was used for this. We used a 
pull-down map with a washable finish and a marking 
pencil for use on glased surfaces. This enabled us 
to clean and re-use the map, for we had seventeen -presen- 
tations of the meeting. 

1. The territory of the Soviet Union as it was in 
1918 was filled in solid with a red crayon. 
The area of Red China was striped in with 
red crayon.' This was prepared before the 

': 2. Communistic aggressions since 1918 were 
filled in with a red crayon as they were 
mentioned, such as, the states of Georgia 
and Armenia, the Ukraine, Poland, etc. 

3. The x's (backed with Plasti-Tak) were used 
to pinpoint conflicts in which communistic 
action has ranged from the supplying of 
arms and the sponsorship of internal subver- 
sion to overt intervention. These were^put 
up as the conflicts were mentioned, 

4. The small arrows (backed with Plasti-Tak) 
were used to indicate bridges of penetration 
established by the communists. 

5o The long curving arrows were used to "show 
the communist encirclement of the United 
States . 


Plate #3 The Fork in the Road 

This drawing was done on a 28 n by 4-2" black 
poster board. The base and the arrow leading to the 
Statue of Liberty were painted white. The arrow 
leading to the hammer and sickle was painted red. 
The Statue of Liberty and the hammer and sickle were 
painted white with black. The question mark was 
painted blue. 

The drawing was used as a finale and was 
put up as the concluding statement and question, 
"We have reached the Fork in the Road. Which way 
will you go?" was made. 


Resource Material for "The Fork in the Road" 


The Pentagon Story - Colonel Fox -- Freedom Press 

What is Communism? - Richard Ketchem -- E # P, Dutton & Co., Inc. 

USSR. .A Concise Handbook - Ernest J, Simmons -- Cornell Univer- 
sity Press 

Russia , A History - Sidney Harcave -- J.B. Lippincott Company 

The Soviet Regime - W. W. Kulski -- Syracuse University Press 

Mains tTeet, USSR - Irving Levine -- Doubleday and Company 

Magazines and Pamphlets: 

The Saturday Evening Post - Issues of July 9, I960 and 

July 16, 1960 

The Reader T s Digest - Issues of August and September, I960 

How the Soviet Union is Governed - published by Union of Soviet 

Socialist Republics, Moscow 
(printed in English language, 
available at Detroit Public 

The War We Are In - View I_ ~ Champion Paper and Fiber Company, 

Hamilton, Ohio 

Ideology and Co-Existence - Moral Re-Armament, Box 3028 

Detroit 31, Michigan 

Miscellaneous pamphlets from National Education Program, 

815 East Center Street 
Searcy, Arkansas 

From the United States Government 'Printing Office: 

1. Expose of Soviet Espionage - May, I960 (Document 114 ) 

2. Facts on Communism , Volume I_, The Communist Ideology 

(Document 336) 

3 • World Communist Movement , A Selective Chronology i 
1818 - 1957 , Volume I_ 

Miscellaneous clippings from Detroit Public Library file on 
Soviet Union. 



Tape Recordings : 

Communism's Invisible Weapon (Brainwashing) - Major William Mayer 
Can be obtained from National Education Program, 
Searcy, Arkansas, or Rochester, New York, Public 

X Was A Slave in Communist Russia - John Noble 

Can be obtained from National Education Program 
Searcy, Arkansas 

Additional Material on Communism (also of interest) : 

The Animal Farm - George Orwell 

From the United States Government Printing Office: 

Chronicle of Treason - Francis E. Walter, March, 1958 

Lest ' We Forget - A Pictorial Summary of Communism in Action, 

January, I960 

The United States Through the Eyes of Soviet Tourists 

How the Chinese Reds Hoodwink Visiting Foreigners - Robert Loh 

April, I960 

United States Foreign Policy - Asia -- November,! 1959 

From the United States Department of State: 

The Republic of China - Publication 684.4, Far Eastern 

Series 81, October, 1959 

Fact Sheet , Mutual Security in Action , The Republic of China - 
Publication 6998, Far Eastern Series 93, June, i960 

The Communist Economic Threat - Publication 6777, European 

and British Commonwealth 
Series 53, March, 1959 



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Dear ?/ r, 

Your letter d»ted ;"eptewber t has b^on received, 
and I .vant to thank you far your prnyorg and kind > entire onts. I 
hope our future endeavorf *vill continue to merit yoar approval. 

I ,vas inters: ted to know of yoar d3Lire to attrA 
in the fight against the co^mtmi^t ?ronace. L y book, '^cu/c&ro 
of Deceit, M j/hich you lo generously mentioned v/at- intended as 
a primer for outlining the bahie rime and method! of comiVfunifem 
and how to combat then* In addition, I am ple^t ed to Land you 
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The Honorable J. Edgar Hoover 

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D.C. 

My dear Mr. Hoover: 


Your book "Masters of Deceit 11 has been a real help and inspiration 
to me and I wisTTto ta'ISMEfil^nsppSrtuni ty to thank you for this fine book 
and the unmatchable work you and your department are doing for our great 

My best wishes and prayers go with you in your effort to guard and 
preserve our cherished freedoms. 

As an American who is willing to die for my belief in God and my 
Country, I feel it is expedient that advantage be taken of every oppor- 
tunity to educate myself and my two teen-age children in the basic precepts 
of the Holy Bible and of my Country, as set forth by our forefathers nearly 
200 years ago. We can thus better qualify and armor ourselves to contribute f%? 
our bit to the pceservation of those rights and freedom that are ours; better™^ 
appreciate what we really have; and preach it without reservation, apology, 
or fear, and at every given opportunity. 

I would appreciate any literature that you may have on communism and, 
delinquency* My wife and I are youth leaders in a protestant .church. 

Hay bod bless you in the wonderful job you are doing for us. 

Very gratefully yours, 

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Encino, Cal ifornia 


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Post Office BCG3LU64 
r.'-iddlcton, Tennessee 

Dear Mr. 

Your letter of September 4, with enclosures, 
has been received. Thank you very much for your kind remarks 
about my book, blasters o iDeceit-" 

In answer to your inquiry, this book was published 
by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. , 333 Itfadison Avenue, 
New York 17, New York, The purchase price is $5. 

I have no other book presently being published 
and sold, but perhaps you are referring to "The FBI Story, " '-' 
written by Bon Whitehead and published by Random House, 
'151 Madison Avenue, New York tl> New York. 

Sincerely yours, 

3. Edgar Hooves: ' 



John Edgar Hoover 


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Reporter, " a publication manifesting supreme nationalism as well as an 
anti -Jewish, anticommunist and anti-Negro at^jwde. It jSjjio&fcnown whether 
individuals on the mailing list were placed there at thett^quest or were 

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Middleton, Tennessee 
Sept. 4th 1961 

Director of F B.L 
Dear Sir. 

having just read your Book on my machine furnished me by the 
Library of Congress Dept. of the Blind. I feel that this Book should 
be on the Library shelf of ever High School and College and a 
required reading by ever Student before Graduation. I understand 
you have another Book. Could you mail me the Publishers name and 
address that I may purchase them and place in the Library of the 
University of New Hampshire. I am enclosing a pamphlet which I 
received from California even they cannot stand the Chigf Justice 
their Native Son. > , •■ ~ 


The American Legion of Memphis, Tennessee are carrying on 
a sale of your Book as a former College Teacher I believe that 
communism should be fought with knowledge of it. 

Respectfully yours. 


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the Justice Department under the 1950 Subversive 
,. Activities, Control Act. It was a 5-to-4 Decision . . . 
Mie Press front-paged that Earl Warren frantically 
endeavored to prevent that Decision. 



and escaped" conviction by just' one 

Under our laws, giving aid and comfort to an 
Enemy in time of war is TREASON. Communism is 
a known mortal Enemy of the United States and the 
American people. Call it "cold" or call it "hot," we 
are at total war with that Enemy. Those three "De- 
cisions" unquestionably give aid and comfort to 
that Enemy. By that token, they are acts of 

A soldier, be he a General or a Gl, who would 
commit similar acts of aid and comfort to the Enemy, 
would promptly be Court Martialed, and, if found 
guilty, shot as a traitor. 

A Supreme Court Justice is no more immune for 
acts of aid and comfort to the Enemy than a Gen- 
eral — or a Julius Rosenberg. For him there is also 
a form of Court Martial, to wit: IMPEACHMENT 
PROCEEDINGS. For their acts, Chief Justice Warren 
and all the Justices who concurred in those "De- 
cisions' 7 must be haled before Congress, and, if 
found guilty, they should not only be impeached, 
but should get the same kind of punishment that 
a Court martial would mete out to a General who 
would betray his army on the field of battle - 
or that was meted out to the Rosenbergs! 

NOTE:-For those who may feel shocked by the very 
thought of impeaching a U. S. Supreme Court 
Justice there is just one question: what is more 
important— condoning the treasonous disloyalty of 
an Earl Warren, or the salvation of our nation? 

And those who doubt that such an "exalted" 

person CAN be put on trial for his disloyal acts 

t should bear in mind that in 1868 a PRESIDENT 

of the United States (Andrew Johnson) was im- 

Only Congress has the power to place a 'Supreme, 
Court Justice on trial — via the impeachment pro- 

Every member in both Houses of Congress has 
an obligation and a sworn duty to protect and de- 
fend the United States, the Constitution, the Ameri- 
can people. 


!, the undersigned, a citizen of the United States, 
hereby request and urge my representative in the 
House of Representatives to join with other mem- 
bers of that House and initiate the necessary first 
steps for the impeachment of the Supreme Court 
Justices named in this document .... I further re- 
quest and urge the Senators of my State to join 
with other Senators to carry out the final steps to 
impeach all those Justices. 


Street address 

City (Zone) and State . 

This Tract (SCJ, No. 1) can be obtained at the rate 
of: 1 00 copies for $2.00. 

Send your order to: 


P. O. Box 46205, Cole Branch 

Hollywood 46, California 

Sign and mail copies of this document to 
your Representative and Senators — for 
the love of God and our Country) 




For giving aid and comfort to the 
Enemy of the United States and the 
American People! 


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Also wanted for trial and impeachment, on ike 
tame charge, are: Justices Brennan, Black, Clark, 
Douglas, Frankfurter, Harlan and Reed. 

The following are the Specific Acts contained In 

the charge: No. 1) Ihe "DESEGREGATION DECI- 
SION", which aids and abets the plans of the Com- 
munist Conspiracy to (A): create tension between 
Negroes and Whites; (B); to transform the South into 
a BLACK SOVIET REPUBLIC; (C): to legalize and en- 
courage intermarriage between Negroes and Whites 
- and thus mongrelize the American White Racel 

Documentary proof that this "Decision" directly 
conforms with Directives from Moscow is contained 
in the following excerpt from the book, "A RACIAL 
PROGRAM FOR IHE 20th CENTURY," written by 
Israel Cohen, a Communist Party functionary in 

"We must realize that our Party's most powerful 

weapon li racial tension, By propounding Into the 
consciousness of Ihe dark races that for centuries 
they have been oppressed by the whites, we can 
mould them to the program of Ihe Communist Party, 
In America, we will aim for subtle victory. While 
inflaming the Negro Minority against Ihe Whites, 
we will instill in Ihe Whites a guilt complex for 
their exploitation of the Negroes, We will aid the 
Negroes to rise to prominence in every walk of life, 
In the professions and in Ihe world of sports and 
entertainment, With this prestige Ihe Negro will be 
able to intermarry with the Whites and begin i 
process which will deliver America to our Cause," 

That book was written in 1913 .... the ADL and 

inTAACF* were created immediately after that - 
io carry.out that DIRECTIVE! 

. NOTErThe above excerpt was published by the 
Washington (D.C) Evening Star in May 19574 was 
entered into the Congressional Record of June 7, 
1957, by Rep, Thos, G, Abernathy , , , in I960, 
after every copy of the book was ferreted out and 
destroyed, the ADL proclaimed that no such book 
was ever written - and the same Evening Star 
blandly confirmed the ADl's proclamation ... why 
did they wait three years?.,. Significant? 

Further documentary proof: in 1935 the Com- 
munist Party's "Workers Library Publishers" issued 
a pamphlet entitled 'THE NEGROES IN A SOVIET 
AMERICA," It urged the Negroes of the South to 
rise up, form a Soviet state, and apply for admis- 
sion to the Soviet Union ,,,, it contained implicit 
assurance that the "revolt" would be supported by 
all American Reds , , . , on page 38 it promised 
that a Soviet government would confer greater 
benefits on Negroes than upon Whites, and that - 
"Any ad of discrimination or prejudice against a 
negro will become a crime under the Revolutionary 


Furthermore, by his own admission, Warren 
Ignored our Constitution when he wrote that "De- 
cision" - admits he based it on the "modern scien- 
tific authority" of known Communists who have 
publicly proclaimed contempt for our Constitution 
and hatred for our form of Government, 

Can there be any doubtthat that "Decision" was 
framed to conform with those Communist Direc- 
tives? , , , , There is one sure way to find out - 
through impeachment proceedings! 

No, 2) For 40 years the FBI has been the stone wall 

that stood between the Communist Conspiracy an8 
the survival of our Country, Through all mpse years , 
it was the FBI that smashed all the Reds' plots - 
and unmasked the plotters,,, it was the informa- 
tion in the FBI files that enabled the Congressional 
Committees to function - that enabled the Justice 
Department to convict the Rosenbergs and all the 
other Reds.,,, it was the FBI files that kept the 
Red rats impotent and skulking in their holes, 

Throughout those 40 years the Reds and their 
allies frenziedly smeared and vilified and tried in 
every way to destroy the FBI -and to gain access 
to its files! But it (FBI) was invulnerable to all their 
attacks -it was protected by Congress, and doubly 
protected by the high regard and esteem of the 
American people, And it continued to stand as the 
impregnable barrier between the Enemy and our 
Internal Security, 

Hence - if the Great Conspiracy is to succeed 
the FBI has to be destroyed! 

So, to accomplish that, Earl Warren and his 
Associate Justices handed down two "Decisions" - 
the "Jencks" and the "Watkins" Decisions 
Those two "Decisions" shatter the FBI as a barrier 
to the security of our nation,,,, they freed convict- 
ed traitors , , . , they muzzle our Congressional 
Committees . . . they nullify all our protective laws 
against the Communist Conspiracy,.., they open 
wide the FBI files to all the shysters who defend 
the Reds and renegade American traitors! 

Those three Decisions, if allowed to stand, will 
completely destroy all of our defenses -they clear 
the way for Ihe destruction of our Country and the 
conquest and enslavement of our people by Ihe 

Here is final proof of Warren's treason; In June 
(1961) Ihe Supreme Court ruled that Ihe Communist 
Party must register all its officers and members with 


Also wanted for trial and impeachment, on the 
same charge, are: Justices Brennan, Black, Clark, 
Douglas, Frankfurter, Harlan and Reed, 

The following are the Specific Acts contained In 
the charge; No, 1) The "DESEGREGATION DECI- 
SION", which aids and abets the plans of the Com- 
munist Conspiracy to (A): create tension between 
Negroes and Whites; (B): to transform the South into 
a BLACK SOVIET REPUBLIC; (C); to legalize and en- 
courage intermarriage between Negroes and Whites 
- and thus mongrelize the American White Racel 

Documentary proof that this "Decision" directly 
conforms with Directives from Moscow is contained 
in the following excerpt from the book, "A RACIAL 
PROGRAM FOR THE 20th CENTURY," written by 
Israel Cohen, a Communist Party functionary in 

"We must realize that our Party's most powerful 
weapon Is racial tension, By propounding Into the 
consciousness of the dark races that for centuries 
they have been oppressed by the whites, we can 
mould them to the program of the Communist Party, 
In America, we will aim for subtle victory, While 
Inflaming the Negro Minority against the Whites, 
we will instill in the Whites a guilt complex for 
their exploitation of the Negroes, We will aid the 
Negroes to rise to prominence in every walk of life, 
In the professions and in the world of sports and 
entertainment, With this prestige the Negro will be 
able to intermarry with the Whites and begin a 
process which will deliver America to our Cause," 

NAACP .were created immediately after that - 
to carry put that DIRECTIVE! 

NOTE: The above excerpt was published by the 
Washington (D,C) Evening Star in May 1 957 — it was 
entered into the Congressional Record of June 7, 
1957, by Rep, Thos, G, Abernathy ... in 1960, 
after every copy of the book was ferreted out and 
destroyed, the ADL proclaimed that no such book 
was ever written - and the same Evening Star 
blandly confirmed the ADl's proclamation . , . why 
did they wait three years? , . , Significant? 

Further documentary proof: in 1935 the Com- 
munist Party's "Workers Library Publishers" issued 
a pamphlet entitled "THE NEGROES IN A SOVIET 
AMERICA," It urged the Negroes of the South to 
rise up, form a Soviet state, and apply for admis- 
sion to the Soviet Union , ... it contained implicit 
assurance that the "revolt" would be supported by 
all American Reds .... on page 38 it promised 
that a Soviet government would confer greater 
benefits on Negroes than upon Whites, and that - 
"Any act of discrimination or prejudice against a 
negro will become a crime under the Revolutionary 
law , , , ," 


Furthermore, by his own admission, Warren 
ignored our Constitution when he wrote that "De- 
cision" - admits he based it on the "modern scien- 
tific authority" of known Communists who have 
publicly proclaimed contempt for our Constitution 
and hatred for our form of Government. 

Can there be any doubt that that "Decision" was 
framed to conform with those Communist Direc- 
tives? . . , , There is one sure way to find out - 
through impeachment proceedings! 

that stood between the Communist Conspiracy and r 
the survival of our Country. Through all those years, 
it was the FBI that smashed all the Reds' plots - 
and unmasked the plotters , . , it was the informa- 
tion in the FBI files that enabled the Congressional 
Committees to function - that enabled the Justice 
Department to convict the Rosenbergs and all the 
other Reds,,,, it was the FBI files that kept the 
Red rats impotent and skulking in their holes. 

Throughout those 40 years the Reds and their 
allies frenziedly smeared and vilified and tried in 
every way to destroy the FBI - and to gain access 
to its filesl But it (FBI) was invulnerable to all their 
attacks - if was protected by Congress, and doubly 
protected by the high regard and esteem of the 
American people, And it continued to stand as the 
impregnable barrier between the Enemy and our 
Internal Security, 

Hence - if the Great Conspiracy is to succeed 
the FBI has to be destroyed! 

So, to accomplish that, Earl Warren and his 
Associate Justices handed down two "Decisions" - 
the "Jencks" and the "Watkins" Decisions 
Those two "Decisions" shatter the FBI as a barrier 
to the security of our nation . , , , they freed convict- 
ed traitors , , , , they muzzle our Congressional 
Committees... they nullify all our protective laws 
against the Communist Conspiracy . , . , they open 
wide the FBI files to all the shysters who defend 
the Reds and renegade American traltorsl 

Those three Decisions, If allowed to stand, will 
completely destroy all of our defenses - they clear 
the way for the destruction of our Country and the 
conquest and enslavement of our people by the 

That book was written in 1 91 3 . , , , the ADL and No, 2) For 40 years the FBI has been the stone wall 

Here is final proof of Warren's treason: In June 
(1961) the Supreme Court ruled that the Communist 
Party must register all its officers and members with 

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September 8, 1961 

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1449 Baracoa Avenue 
Coral Gables 48, Florida 

Dear Mr. 

Your letter of September 4, 1961, has been 
received, and the interest prompting you to communicate with 
me is appreciated. 

It was indeed good of youio give me the benefit 
of your comments concerning my book, ^Maste rs of Deceit." 
I want to thank you for your kind offer to have thls~5oo¥ trans - 
lated to Spanish; however, you may wish to know that this has 
already been done. K you are desirous of obtaining copies of 
this book in Spanish in quantity, may I suggest you contact 
Editorial Letras, S. A. , Avenida Morelos Number 45, Mexico 
1, D. F. 

in view of your interest, I am enclosing some 
material on the general subject ol communism you may like'to 
read. L_ 

SEP- S 1981 




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4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 
What You Can Do To Fight Communism 
Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 
One Nation's Response to Communism 

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Coral Gables, 

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, 

Federal Bureau of investigation, 
WhasMngt on, D # C . 

Dear Mir Hoover; 

I have just read your wonderful book, Masters of Deceit, anf 
to congratulate you for it. 
I am a Cuban who haelt to leave my country, and had to go through 
the experience of knowing how a comunist system works. 
I think that your book should be read by all Latin Americans, it 
will be a great way to let them know what Comunism is and how it 
works. If my countrymen had read your book we could had been able 
to know beforehand what to expect from the revolution, and could 
have done something to prevent it. 

There is a group of Cubans who are willing to pay for the trans- 
lation of your book to Spanish and to print it in an economic edi- 
tion to be sold in Latin America. 

We will like to know how this can be done. The idea is that after 
paying fo r the printing and translation, and paying your royalties, 
if there is any -profit to donate it to any person or institutioiiy^ 
that you nama, to help fight conrunism. (J 

please advise me if youu agree and let me know how to go abxrat it. 
I think it will be a good help, in the fight against Commnism, to 
give the people of ^atin America the opportunity to read your bri- 
lliant book in their own language. 
Hoping to hear from you in this regard, I remain, 
T? ft flfrftfltf "tally vmrrfi. 



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3609 West 70th Street 
Chicago 29^ Illinois 

Dear Mr. 

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Your letter of August 29 has been received, 
and I want to thank you for your kind comments about my 
book, "Masters of Deceit. " 

I was interested to iearn of your desire to 
fight the communist menace and your plans for learning 
more about this evil threat. 

I am sending you some literature which 
may be of assistance. 

Sincerely yours, 

J > Etfear Hoove: 

John Edgar fib aver 

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Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 
God and Country or Communism? 
Faith in God— Our Answer To Communism 
What You Can Do To Fight Communism 
The Christianity Today Series 



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Chicago, Illinois : 

r a&' interviewed by Bureau Agents during August, 1959, as a possible 
■ , victim in an antiracketeering investigation involving music operators 
. £■£ * of Illinois. There is no derogatory data concerning him in Bureau 


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3609 West 70th Street 
Chicago 29, Illinois 

August 29, 1961 


Mr. Tolson 
Ma BeMont, 


Mr. Evans 

Mr. Malone 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Sullivan.. 
Mr- Tavel — 
Mr. Trotter™ 
Tcie. Room — 
Mr. Ingram 
Miss Gandy.. 

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 
United States Department of Justice 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington 25, D. 0. 


Dear Mr. Hoover: 


Having completed reading "Masters of Deceit" , I would 
like to extend congratulations on a piece of work long 

Keeping your thoughts in mind, a study group was organ- 
ized in our Parish to enable us to learn more about the 
evils of Communism. 

Cur group is astounded with the facts of Communist ad- 
vancement in our country and the world. Now our objective 
is to have the individual fellows go out and lead other 
such groups. 

I am interested, if at all possible, in obtaining any 
additional information in furthering such a Program. 
Thank you for your inspiration. 


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3814 Louisiana AVenue 
Lake Charles, Louisiana 

nearMrs d I 

Your letter postmarked September 1 has been 
received, and I am most appreciative of your generous com- 
ments regarding my administration of this Bureau. 






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Communism is certainly the greatest single 
threat facing the freedoms we all cherish, and it is always 
encouraging to hear from those who have an awareness of 
this serious problem. Your desire to acquire additional 
knowledge concerning the nature of this menace is reassuring. 
Xvly book, "Masters of Deceit, " was intended as a basic text 
on this subject, and I am pleased that you have found it 

In response to your requeist, I am enclosing 
some of our publications pertaining to communism which 
may be of interest to you. 

SEP -8 1961 




Belmont - 


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Sincerely yours, 

d* JEdgar Hoover 


osures (4) 


Director's Statement 4-17-61 re Internal Securil^Sr 
Communist Party, USA v 

17th National Convention of the CPUSA & 3-9Q LEB fctro^tction 
Christianity Today Series tft* *Jh^< 

NOTE: Bufiles contain no information concernijag*correspondent 

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J, ^dgar Hoover 

federal bureau of Investigation, 

Washington , ^ . H . 

Mr. CuHivjp- 
; Mr. TaveU- 

Mr. Ti^V'crl — 
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Miss Candy — 

Dear Sir: _ 

Have just finished reading your informative book on Communism" ! "asters V, 
_^QjLJ)aoei,1i n and want to thank you for taking* the time to write it for the **"' 
American public... w e have been needing it for a long time... 

I have been studying; Communism for quite a wfyile now, and have learn- 
ed a lot about the conspiracy, but would 'like still more information on\>; 
the different facets of it. T fould you please sendee any gam^hlets which A 
you might have on this subject?? > 

Thankigg you, for your many years of faithful and deligent service J. 

I Remain, *, 

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Callahan . 


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Evans . 

Mai one _ 


Tavel _ 


Tele. Room . 

Mr. | 

453 East Ninth Street 

Brooklyn 18, New York 

Dear Mr. | | 


ia«»* * * havo received the Intter dated September 4, 
„Z_ » _ f3 T om you . ^ HZ 8 - I I a^ yo«r kind comment 


-, «. vu jr V „ «„„ *^;°«| ana your Kina coma 

concerning my book , ^Masters of Deceit," is indeed 
gratifying. *— — 

In response to your inquiry, I would like to 
point out that the FBI is strictly an investigative agency 
and, as such, our primary objective is to investigate 
Violations of Federal statutes within our jurisdiction 
and to present our findings to the Attorney General 
and/or the United States Attorneys throughout the country 
who determine whether the facts developed constitute 
violations of such statutes and warrant prosecution. 

X* view of j,our interest in this matter. I am 
enclosing several items of literature available for 
general distribution by the FBI which you may like to 


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Sincerely yours, 

H. EdtW. Hoover 

Enclosures (4) 



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Bufiles contain no identifiable data concerning 



The following items of literature were sent to 
the correspondent: 

1. "What You Can <io to Fight Communism and 
Preserve America." 

2. Director f s Statement Dated April 17, 1961, 
Regarding Internal Security. 

3. *The Deadly Contest ♦" 

4. "A View of Reality." 

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..453JB ... 9tfeiStreet 
Brooklyn 18, n7y7 

September 4, 1961 

Dear Mr Hoover: 

I read your book "Masters of Deceit" and its a* 
beautiful argument against Communism, One thing bothers 
me. Why aren't the rest of the communists especially 
the new crop of leaders tried & put in prison? * / 


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Oklahoma City 2, Oklahoma 

Dear Dr. 

mailed, so; 

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. comw-fsi 

You were indeed kind to comment as you did 
in your letter postmarked September 5, and 1 want to take 
this opportunity to express my appreciation for your prayers. 
I am enclosing some material on the general subject of 
communism you may desire to read* 

Sincerely yours, 

X Edgar Roow 

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Enclosures (5) ^ 

Director's statement re Internal Security X 4-1 7-61 










Tolson _ 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 






Faith in God— Our Answer To Comim^Ssm <o K * v 
Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality ^>* 
Christianity Today series ^ 

One Nation's Response to Communism v 



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Dear Mr. Hoover, 

After reading your Masters of Deceit, I am 

aware of things I have felt so many years. I know you have 

withstood much mental anguish in defending True American 

principles. I think it is high time to giye Thanks to God for 

real americans as yoij. You have my thoughts,, and prayers 

Sincerely your servant 








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Mr, Rosen 
Mr. Sullivan 

Mr. Tavel " 

Mr. T7*olter 

Tele. Room.J — 1. 

Mr. Ingram. 
Miss Gandy. 






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BOARD OF INSPECTORS: Chairman: RICHARD M. O'BRIEN, 139 North Clark Street 

Mr. Tolson 
Mr. <frJ\*ha\ 
Mr. Cogrxitf. 
Mr. DelWq) 
, Mr. Evajk .. 

Secretary: CHARLES VODRASKA, 3150 West Ccrmak Road • Member: MAURICE P. McELLIGOTT, 666 Lake Shot ^ffrit^j^^ 

iMib Rosen*, 
] Mr. Sullivan 


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ARTHUR J. WARD, Superintendent • HON. RICHARD J. DALEH'foa^ ram - 

Miss Gandy. 

August 23, 1961 


Hon* J. Edgar Hoover 
Director FBI 
Department of Justice 
Washington, D* C. 

Dear Mr Hoover: 





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> Under separate cover I am sending. you a copy of the v* 

\ August issue of our^paper, THE CORRECTOR, which contains a refereap* 

to your book, "The ^Masters_ of Deceit". 


I wish you would forward an autographed copy of this 
\\ book, and bill me, as I would like to review it in our forth- 
$j\ coming eight page September edition. 

Also I would appreciate a" photo of yourself suitable ^ 
for publication, and a biographical sketch,, if possible; Any vj . 
dat'a statistics, etc that you have on the subjects of crime, gj' 
communism, traitors i recidivism and juvenile delinquency would g{ 
be most welcome now or at any time it is available. g 

Our paper, often issued in eight pages as well as four, 
goes all over the nation and to various parts of the free world. 
Our mailing list includes many notables of Ch^ch^n/i State as we 
as the press and general public. | J^*?zJ&%^f / *~~ 


We would be pleased to tQ^EP'^^SBIyou and to be placed 
on, your mailing list. Only through co-operation and an enlighten 
ppess can we fully achieve the real iaat^ Qfl-^^*^^^ great aims and/ 

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You were indoci kind to con-ment as you did 
in your letter of August 3U, and your generous remarks. = ~ 
concerning my book.*% astern of Deceit," are appreciated.- 
I want to thank you for the suggestion, which I a^mre you , 

will be given every consideration. 

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In view of the interest you ©Kpreswed, I am 
enclosing some material on the generai Lubject of communfcm 
you may with to read. 

Sincerely yourt, 

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Inclosures (3) 

Director's Statement re Internal Security, 4-17-61 
Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 
Communist Party, USA 
i Faith in God— Our Answer To Communism 

Three-Part Series from Christianity Today J) \ 

Q^Jiv I 

1 - Mr. Jones - Enclosure ,'f J " ~ 

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NOTE: Corrdspofident is not identifiable in Bufiles. She made a suggestion 

( in regard to mater ial,t;d-)>e included in future editions of, 'Masters of 

^T~g;l Deceit. " Envelope showing correspondent as Mrs. was inadvertently 
detached ^Correspondence and Tours Section. 

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4540 San Bias 
Woodland Hills, Calif. 
August 30, 1961 

The Honorable J. Edgar Hoover 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, Di C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Until I read your book Masters Of Deceit I had 
refused to face the reality of communism in the United States ! 
I am grateful to you that I am now standing upland being counted! 

In your book you have a bibliography of major 
communist classics. I feel this is good. At the same time, 
however, I would to see a section added in future editions - - 
A bibliography of major American classics! I have been 
guilty of taking my great American heritage for granted, making no •— y 
real effort to retain what I was taught as a student. Unfortunately V_^ 
I find my dilemma shared by many of my friends. So for those who read 
your great book in the future, I hope Masters of Deceit will end with 
a guiding light to masters of integrity! 

Thank you. 

Respectfully yours, 

1 h\ '•' 

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Dear Mr. Hoover: 

to reading it. r ou mav rS? « a ? d ara lo °king forward 
prominent place in oTlllrtrj 8 . 3 that " *^ *•£ a 

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and my best wishes for man^r JE? I one over the years 

V 1 alwa ^ s b « indebSd^ 7 v?H S ° f S6rvlce to c ^f %' 
of our great country? ^ for ^ 0ur g °* work in behalf 

&£, ^ sincere thanks for your kindness in sending the 



Best regards. 

Sincerely yours. 



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SEP 25 1961 






To: SAC, Springfield 

From: Director, FBI 


BUDED 7-20-61 


Reurlet 7-6-61, enclosing a copy of 'IAA Record" for July, 


Tolson _ 
Belmont . 


Callahan . 






Sullivan _ 

In regard to the article on pages 8 and 9 of this publication, 

it is requested that you advise the Bureau as to -whether your Offira hag amr 

information which would preclude my writing a letter to Mrs. | 

of the Effingham County Farm Bureau women's committee, expressing 

appreciation for her organization's efforts in combating communism. Her 
aaaress should also be Furnished. 

Suairtel under the above caption to reach the Bureau no later 
than 7-20-61. 

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1 - Follow-up made for 7-20-61. 

NOTE: The "IA A Record. " Illin ois Farm Bureau magazine, is not identifiable 
in Bufiles. Mrs j . . . I Effin g ha *m County Farm Bureau Women's 

Committee Chairman, is n«t identifiable in Bufiles. It is noted that this group 
has distributed|^&£» 45.01 copies of "Masters of Deceit" in that area. 

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Tele. P^om 

Mr. Ingram 

Miss Gandy__ 


Attached is a . sin gle copy of-^uAA Record" for^July^, 
^96^., which is a ninthly ^ public^ation.of the Illinois Farm 
Bureau. On pages 8 and 9 appears an article concerning . 
**ffie activities of the Effingham County (Illinois) Farm 
Bureau Woman's Committee in combatting Communism, including 
its, use of the Director's book "Masters of Deceit". 

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that's the story with 

Illinois Farm Bureau women 

who* for the fourth year, 

are concentrating on 

making rural Illinois 

a safer place 

to live and play. 

Last year, 75 

County Farm Bureau 

women's committees 

\ conducted safety 

campaigns to focus 

attention on 

the need for 


by those who drive on highways 

with farm machinery. This year, they are 

stressing the need. ♦ ♦ as well as the law.. * . 

regarding the use of a red flag and a red light* 

You'll see this poster in your county. Let it serve 

as a reminder for you to do your part in making 

highways safer by following the common-sense rules* 

Do it "for safety* s sake.'* 

Illinois Agricultural Association 





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This early form of fire and casualty insuranceHas Been greatly 
expanded and refined to meet today's increasing needs. 
A * vBecaiffy? ff tkm insurance* there is gjecctfer fiqanciqi + ,. 
stafrilii^ in owning property. Instirctheeeanne amaihed' 
to protect if against almost every type of financial loss 
or liability occurrence, thereby affording security to its oivner. 

* "Alva, the first motorist to pass the sign five days ago, 
was driving back to town to check some prices at a farm 
implement store. When he neared the sign he remem- 
bered his earlier thoughts about safety. 

Since he last saw the sign a tragedy had occurred at a 
neighboring farm. 

His 15 -year- old son Rick and two neighbor boys were 
playing at the neighboring farm when they saw a hawk in 
flight. They ran into the house and got two shotguns 
which belonged to the neighbor boys. As they ran out of 
the house to shoot the hawk, one of the neighbor boys 
stumbled and the gun which he was carrying discharged. 
The shot charge struck his brother in the right leg. Despite 
extensive medical treatment it was necessary for the 
boy to have his right leg amputated between the knee 
and the hip. 

Alva's face paled as the signboard reminded him of the 
accident, "It could have been my son!" 

Later in the afternoon a station wagon zoomed down 
the road. Ben and Cecil — lifelong friends in the rural 
community — were chatting. It was the first time they 
had been together in more than a week. 

"Funny thing," said Ben. "I passed that sign when they 
were putting it up the other day. And you know what? 
That same evening the accident happened on the road 
near home." 

"Can you beat that!" exclaimed Cecil, "I saw them 
putting up that sign too! That was the day before my 
nephew got his foot hurt." 

Ben spelled out details of the accident near his farm: 

"I had nine cows and a young bull in a field on the south 
side. That's the field near the road. I have a woven wire 
fence and a strand of barbed wire around the field. Guess 
there were some low spots though. 

"So late Tuesday my bull jumped over one of those low 
spots and was hit by a car. The car went out of control 
and smashed into an oncoming car. There was quite a bit 
of damage. Both drivers ended up in the hospital." 

"I heard about that on the radio," Cecil returned. 

"Let me tell you what happened to my nephew," he 

"He's a youngster — about 13. My brother let the boy 
use a new rotary riding lawn mower. The boy had no 
experience with this type of equipment. His younger 
brother — about 5, I think — fell in front of the mower. 
The older brother was unable to stop the mower before 
it ran over the little boy's left leg. The kid's left foot was 
fractured and his left thigh was lacerated. Doctors say 
the foot won't grow normally." 

The stream of traffic continued past the sign. Dan, the 
driver of the fourth car which passed the sign five days 
ago, journeyed by, but again failed to pay much attention. 

He was quick to forget that his neighbor was hospital- 
ized due to third degree burns he received in a farm ac- 
cident three days ago. The neighbor had filled his tractor 
with gasoline and started to plow a field. He had failed 
to secure the gas tank cap properly. The uneveness of the 
field caused gasoline to splash from the tank. He was 
plowing into the wind. The gas ignited and he was en- 
gulfed in flames. 

All five drivers had seen the sign. All had thought: 
"Fine thing that sign . . . it's a good reminder to practice 
safety. ..." 

It takes a lot of safety thinking and doing to make a 
farm a safe place to live and work. Every family member 
has a responsibility for creating a desirable family safety 

It takes much planning to improve a farmstead for 
greater efficiency and safety. It's wise to arrange new 
farm buildings to shorten chore routes and reduce fatigue, 
eliminate unnecessary lifting, reduce climbing and the 

use of long ladders. However, buildings should not be , 
crowded together — fire is costly. 

Rural safety needs a new emphasis. Hazards are ap- 
pearing in new forms, behind new disguises. 

Note some of the changes in agriculture — and the re- 
sultant addition of hazards. High speed autos and super 
highways bound most every farm — more hazards. Me- 
chanization, new machines, more powerful machines — 
more man killers lurking in the shadows. More part-time 
farmers — people who are now living on the farm but 
working elsewhere and people working elsewhere who 
are farming part time — who may not spend time to be- 
come familiar with farm machinery. 

Popularity of farm ponds is booming — so is the danger 
of drownings on farms. Recreation associated with water 
becomes more hazardous with the introduction of speed 
boats, water skiing, and other "water-fun" devices. 

Uniformity in our safety regulations is lacking. In or- 
der to fly, the government requires people to study and 
to appreciate the dangers involved. We try a modified 
educational program with automobiles through driver 
training classes. Why should persons be permitted to han- 
dle boats or complex farm equipment without training? 

Oftentimes complex farm machinery is put into opera- 
tion by a person who does not really understand the 
machine, its potential danger, or how to control it. 

Oftentimes shortcuts — little time-saving devices — are 
tried despite the dangers. 

National Farm Safety Week — July 23-29 — places spe- 
cial emphasis on the importance of farm safety. But farm 
safety is a year around 24-hour a day job. 

Accidents kill one farm resident every 45 minutes. 
Every 32 seconds a farm resident suffers an injury which 
disables him beyond that day. 

What can a Farm Bureau member do to fight farm ac- 
cidents? Here are a few suggestions: 

1. Find out exactly what the local accident situation is. 

2. Learn causes of past accidents. 

3. Define the problem and study causes of specific prob- 

4. Learn what safety work is now being done. 

5. Proceed with step-by-step planning for public in- 
formation, remedial action, and continuing support. 

6. Promote coordinated safety programs through Farm 
Bureau committees. 

You will come up with many ideas of your own. 

Oh yes, what about Elmer, the fifth driver to pass the 
new safety sign? Later that day he attempted to move a 
hog house with a tractor and hay rack — with the help of 
an employee. Elmer was riding en the draw bar of the 
tractor which had no fenders. He knew better. But he 
thought "surely nothing will happen this one time." 

The newspaper account said, " . . . . became entangled 
in the lugs of the tire and was pulled over the wheel. . . . 
He leaves a widow and two small children." 

And they will never forget that "safety is a family af- 

Here's what Farm Bureau is doing to encourage 
safety thinking and doing: 

1. Womeri-s committees-^ red flag arid flashing 
lights for farm machinery on highways, and ; 
clear corners projects. 

2. Country Mutual Insurance Company — safety 
demonstrations and safety inspections, and 
sponsorship of specially equipped driver train- 
ing cars. 

3. Illinois Farm Supply Company-^-meiriber serv- 
ice company safety programs arid industrial 
safety programs. 



(Editor's note; The names and places have been changed 
but the accidents described in this story actually oc- 
curred. Those injured were Farm Bureau members or 
their loved ones. Details of the accidents were obtained 
from the files of the Country Companies.) 


NROLLING under the pressure of the workman's 
brush, the last strip of paper took its place on the road- 
side billboard. White with letters of red and green, the 
fresh sign reminded passing motorists "Safety is a Family 

Five automobiles passed the signboard as workmen as- 
sembled their gear before moving to another job. All five 

drivers glanced at the sign. A couple read it carefully. 

Strangely enough, all five — Alva, Ben, Cecil, Dan and 
Elmer — had similar thoughts: "Fine thing that sign. . . . 
it's a good reminder to practice safety. There's not 
enough of that these days. ... A lot of folks aren't care- 
ful like me. . . ." 

Five days passed. Thousands of motorists had viewed 
the sign. There were hundreds of reactions — from those 
quite interested in safety, to those who were lukewarm 
about the idea and really not interested as long as "that 
other nut keeps out of my lane of traffic." 

By mid-afternoon of the fifth day traffic was fairly light 
on the road near the billboard. 


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S top p| "pfl? 5 ^ _s k*h all machines before working on them 
T urn off gasoline motors before 
S hield 

all power shafts and moving parts 
Wear close-fitting clothing 

Use the ^^^^^^3(1 P ro P er to °l f° r ^e job 
Use caution SB* ■ ^~ *?=z^^ around electricity or fire 

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Keep ladders, steps, etc., in good condition 

Keep floor space in buildings 7?! ^< 


Use your legs, /§1^D no * y° ur back, when lifting 

U nload and dismantle firearms ^^ 
Read labels Qj (2. on containers of poisons, insecticides, and herbicides 

Good safety habits are important throughout 
the year . . . but records indicate that there are 
more farm accidents in the summer than any 
other time. You owe it to your family to be 
extra careful by practicing sound safety habits. 



One of the Country Companies 

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!AA Secretary of Information 

(Editor's Note: This was written as the Record went 
to press. But, the production schedule for printing the 
magazine means a lag of 10 days between the time it is 
written and the time you receive it.) 

Xf we can believe the winds that blow westward from 
Washington, the Cochrane -Freeman omnibus farm bill is 

But the old cliche which reads "Gone But Not For- 
gotten" would apply to the omnibus bill. 

And equally true, in the cliche department, "Anything 
Can Happen in Washington." 

So even if Farm Bureau feels hopefully that the omni- 
bus bill is dead, it certainly isn't buried. Legislative rep- 
resentatives of the American Farm Bureau Federation are 
urging the Farm Bureau members who have been so 
effective in killing the omnibus bill to keep the pressure 
on Congressmen, not only to defeat the omnibus bill, but 
to favor Farm Bureau's Cropland Adjustment Program. 

Efforts made in Illinois to back the Farm Bureau 
position have been felt strongly throughout Congress, 
Washington AFBF staff people report. Letters to Con- 
gressmen outside the state, though they have less in- 
fluence than letters to Illinois Congressmen, have played 
an important role in convincing other legislators that the 
omnibus bill is unacceptable to farmers. 

Reliable reports from Capitol Hill indicate the compro- 
mise proposals are in preparation. Already, hearings have 
been held to extend the feed grain law for another year 
and to pass a similar wheat control measure. 

The wheat proposal would set up machinery for a 10 to 
20 per cent reduction in wheat acreage and a House pro- 
posal would trim the 15-acre exemption provision in the 
present law to 13% acres. 

But the push to extend the feed grain law has been 
based on what USDA officials term the "success" of the 
program based on farmers' participation in it. 

The same argument has been used before the two agri- 
culture committees as endorsement for the omnibus bill. 
Secretary Freeman's representatives reportedly say that 
the sign-up for the feed grain law indicates farmers want 
the omnibus bill. 

But, as Prairie Farmer pointed out in its June 17 issue, 
"the feed grain law and the omnibus bill are two different 
breeds of cats traveling in opposite directions." 

Speaker Sam Rayburn was reported in mid-June as 
telling President Kennedy that it would be difficult to get 
a farm bill through Congress this year. But this doesn't 
mean he and other administration leaders will quit trying. 

Rep. Harold Cooley (D-North Carolina), chairman of 
the House agriculture committee, has set the machinery in 
motion to rewrite parts of the omnibus bill to make it more 

First of the distasteful provisions to fall under the ax 
of the bill rewriters is the section which gives Congress 
only a veto power over legislation sent to Congress by 
Secretary Freeman. As it stands in the original bill, Con- 
gress would get the program on a take-it- or-leave-it 
basis and could not amend the bills. 

But the Cooley revisions would give Congress the right 
to amend the program. 

Also, part of the discretionary power accorded the Sec- 
retary of Agriculture in setting price supports would be 
whittled down. Under the original bill, as presented, 
Secretary Freeman could fix price supports at any level up 
to 90 per cent of parity with no bottom limit on how low 
the supports could be. The revision calls for fixing the 
lower limit of price supports at present price support 

Other moves which are being talked in Washington 
would exempt livestock and certain southern crops from 
the omnibus bill. This would mean that the Secretary of 
Agriculture could not send new livestock legislation to 
Congress under the broad powers given him in the omni- 
bus bill. It also means, probably, that the laws now in 
effect covering cotton and tobacco would stay about as 
they are, or would be revised by Congress and not by the 
Secretary of Agriculture. 

So any way you care to slice it, the farm legislation 
tussle is just beginning. The big question arises on just 
how much push the administration wants to put behind 
passage of farm- legislation. 

The federal aid to education program stands knee-deep 
in a tangle of religious issues as this is written. Foreign 
aid, a subject dear to the heart and campaign promises 
of the President, is also several compromises away from 

Added to this, adjournment is staring Congressional 
leaders in the face and they are the ones who must carry 
the burden of pushing the New Frontier forward in its 
first legislative year. 

So where does this leave Farm Bureau? 

First of all, the Farm Bureau opposition to the omnibus 
bill is not a simple effort to be against something. It is a 
part of Farm Bureau's positive position in favor of the 
Cropland Adjustment Program. 

Charles B. Shuman, AFBF president puts it this way: 
"If you spray your orchard to kill worms, it's not because 
you're against worms — it's because you're for apples." 

Not even the best of the Washington crystal ball gazers 
are making predictions on what will happen to farm legis- 
lation. Some observers feel that Secretary Freeman will 
go the commodity-by-commodity approach with separate 
pieces of legislation if his omnibus bill fails. 

But what will happen is still the subject of one of the 
biggest guessing games the capital has seen in many years. 


Pool Pennies for Product Promotion 






Mr. Illinois Former 

XT would cost an Illinois farmer $5 to place the advertise- 
ment you see on this page in one issue of his hometown 
newspaper. And in some larger papers it would cost $10. 
The advertisement would reach a limited number of peo- 
ple in a concentrated area. The advertisement would be 
only four inches in depth and one column wide. 

By pooling $5 with many other Illinois farmers the idea 
expressed in this ad — promote the^ sale of agricultural 
products — reaches millions of people all over the state. 

Through the Agricultural Marketing Development and 
Promotion program of the Illinois Agricultural Associa- 
tion and County Farm Bureaus, farmers are investing 
money on a cooperative basis to promote the sale of their 
products. Individual investments made by thousands of 
Illinois farmers average a little over $5 each. Based on 
marketing programs financed by Illinois farmers last year, 
each $5 contribution helped tell the story of food to: 

— 25,000 school children (participants in the food poster 
contest) . 

— 2,000 women attending meat cutting and cooking 
schools to learn more about cooking and selection of 
meat for menu variety. 

— 30,000 consumers at point of sale (includes taste treat 
demonstrations conducted in retail stores throughout 
the state by County Farm Bureaus.) 

— Thousands of people viewing County Farm Bureau 
roadside signs which remind passing motorists of the 
importance of food. 

— Thousands of people reached through newspapers, 
radio and television education programs. 

— One million consumers in metropolitan areas viewing 
food exhibits. 

This is how the farmers' story is told with a compara- 
tively small amount of money. One factor is that farmers 
in Illinois decided several years ago to initiate a program 
to aid the food industry in promoting the sale of farm 

The food industry responded by taking a fresh look at 
their advertising program. The fact that farm people were 
becoming interested in what happened to their products 
after they left the farm stimulated the food industry to- 
greater promotional efforts. 

The Ag Marketing program now in its fifth year, has- 
added new programs to help tell the story of food. 

One of these new programs was introduced early this- 
year and it had amazing results. It involved the promotion 
of sour cream and cottage cheese during Lent. 

More than 1,000 Farm Bureau women in 60 counties 
conducted "taste treats" in March and April. One hun- 
dred-twenty thousand sour cream dip recipe were dis- 
tributed to customers at these taste treat demonstrations 
in retail stores. 

Stores ran out of the sour cream early in the day in 
many counties. Store managers reported that sour cream 
sales shot up during the promotion period and carried 
over for weeks afterwards. On the day of the taste treats,, 
sales increased from 10 per cent to as much as 1,200 per 
cent over normal sales volume. Many customers reported 
they had never bought sour cream before. 

Six meat cutting and cooking schools were held in 
various parts of the state in May. Demonstrations were 
held in Carmi, Clinton, Hillsboro, Flora, Arlington 
Heights, and Cambridge. The program is a joint effort 
of Farm Bureau and the National Livestock and Meat 
Board. More than 2,000 women learned new techniques 
and hints on meat cutting and cooking. 

One of the most successful programs financed through, 
the voluntary investments of Illinois farmers is the an- 
nual food poster contest. The program is introduced each- 
fall after school children are back in school. 

Last year, 25,000 students entered this contest and con- 
structed posters based on the theme that food comes first 
for health and happiness. Danny Ibendahl, 13, Tamaroa, 
was judged winner out of the 25,000 entries. 

Members of many County Farm Bureau women's com- 
mittees have already contacted schools announcing plans 
for this year's program. These contacts were made in 
April and May. 

The program will be aimed at getting school children 
and their parents to become more conscious of the im- 
portance of an adequate, well-balanced diet. 

School children will have an opportunity to select one 
of several topics from which to construct their poster: 
"Meal Time is Family Time"; "Meal Time is Happy 
Time"; "Good Food is Fun"; "Foods for Fitness"; and 
"Foods for Work or Play." 

The importance of the food poster contest is magnified 
by reports that indicate extremely inadequate diets among 
many young people. A study conducted by the University 
of New Hampshire shows that 6 out of 10 teen-age girls 
and 4 out of 10 teen-age boys do not have an adequate 

Exhibits paid for out of the Ag Marketing fund were 
seen by more than one million people in urban areas last 

Three new exhibits for showing this summer will be 
mounted on wheels so they can be pulled behind automo- 
biles. In past years, IAA exhibits have been difficult to 
move around and were cumbersome to set up and tear 

By pooling their pennies, farmers are able to show 
significant progress in product promotion — they're set- 
ting the pace for those who advocate voluntary promotion 
of farm products. 


The new map system pin points the addresses of rural resi- 
dents, making the postman's job easier. W. H. Tammeus, 
developer of the mapping system, left, chats with Kenneth 
Cristy, Wonder Lake mail carrier. 

"Time saved by following the quickest route to a disaster 
scene can mean the difference between life or death," says 
Robert Asmus, Highland Shores rescue squad assistant chief. 

house is a card file listing each property, location, and the 
best route to follow from the fire station. Maps are also 
provided each fire truck and each volunteer fireman. 

All properties are posted with signs bearing their fire 
numbers. The signs are reflectorized and show up well at 

In many cases a fire number is assigned to a street in a 
new rural subdivision or in a small village. The same 
number applies to every property on the street. 

Tammeus first began to develop his system about 1950 
while serving as McHenry county farm adviser. 

"It was common for out-of-towners to come into my 
office and ask for directions to a farm located somewhere 
on a rural road," Tammeus recalls. 

"And when people aren't familiar with country roads, 
it's hard to give them directions, especially when many 
of the roads aren't named." 

Tammeus left McHenry county to serve in India for 
the University of Illinois College of Agriculture exten- 
sion service. Returning home in 1957, he decided to de- 
velop his new mapping system. Although he has had no 
formal training in cartography or mapmaking he has 
"learned by doing" in the past few years. 

In 1959, both the McHenry and Boone county boards of 
supervisors adopted Tammeus' system as the official coun- 
ty map. He first sold his maps in McHenry county through 
local banks and news stands. 

The McHenry County Farm Bureau was one of the first 
organizations to realize the merit of the new county map. 
It purchased copies for distribution to Farm Bureau mem- 

Men who have used Tammeus* system praise it. 

Lt. John Carroll of the McHenry county sheriff's office 

said, "It's important for us to reach a trouble spot as fast 
as possible. This system saves us valuable minutes in 
doing just that." 

Harley Mackeben, chairman of the McHenry county 
board of supervisors, also praises the system. 

"Our fire protection districts and rescue squads have 
found it invaluable," Mackeben says. 

"Zoning officers use it to locate proposed new proper- 
ties. Hospitals, ambulances, doctors, public utilities, com- 
mercial firms making rural deliveries — all use the system 
to good advantage." 

Tammeus' system is also used by post offices. McHenry 
and Wonder Lake have already adopted it for this pur- 
pose. These post offices were receiving a large amount of 
incorrectly addressed mail. Postmaster James Hetterman 
of McHenry said 85 per cent of the mail there was sorted 
by name only. This is a big job with more than 9,000 mail 
drops. From all reports, the new system has helped elim- 
inate this problem. 

The system used for re-mapping towns differs from the 
rural system, although the continuous series of mile- 
squares is still employed. Each mile running north and 
each mile running west represents 1,000 numbers. Each 
number is an address, whether assigned to a home or to 
an empty lot. 

The urban system is designed to adapt itself to the en- 
tire county. Thus, as a city grows in size, each new home 
is automatically given its address. 

Tammeus is, of course, hopeful that his system will be 
adopted by many more areas. He believes that it has al- 
ready proven its value and hopes that once people under- 
stand how well it can work for them, they will ask their 
local authorities to investigate it. 


New Map System Gives 

Farm Families 'Street Numbers' 

J7ARMS in McHenry and Boone counties are easier to 
find these days, and local firemen, among others, are 
giving thanks for it. 

They no longer depend on out- dated rural "fire num- 
bers" to pin point a farm in trouble. A new rural property 
numbering system lets them spot the location of a fire 
seconds after it is reported. 

W. H. Tammeus is the originator of the new system. He 
founded and operates the County Map Company in his 
home in Woodstock. 

The advantages of Tammeus' system are plentiful — 
faster and better police and fire protection, easier location 
of rural residents, and more efficient rural mail delivery. 

Tammeus' system can be applied to any type area — 
county, township, town and even single fire protection 
districts. It can apply to any area in the state, north or 

To map an entire county, Tammeus divides the county 
map into a continuous series of horizontal and vertical 
rows of squares, each of which represents one square mile 
in area. 

The entire county appears as a pattern of mile-square 
blocks. In urban areas each block is assigned a "thousand 
number." In turn, each one-tenth mile within the block 
is assigned a "hundred number." 

No number exceeds 10,000. Once 10,000 is reached, the 
numbers start from one again. The numbers stretch 
across the county from border to border. 

The result is that each property unit has been given a 
"street number" as though it were in the city instead of 

First step in establishing the system is to name 
all unnamed county roads. With this done (by the county 
board of supervisors), Tammeus makes a field study of 
the county to determine the locations of all property units 
within it. 

With this information, the map is prepared, showing all 
roads and property units. Township and section numbers 
within the county are disregarded. 

Fire and police departments have put Tammeus' system 
to good use in locating and reaching trouble spots quickly. 
Public utilities have found this system makes customer 
billing easier and more efficient. 

Several towns have used the system to lay out new 
rural fire protection districts. Here again, the block system 
is used. Each block and each property is assigned a fire 
number. A farm bearing number 222-5, for example, is the 
fifth home in block 222. 

Maps are prepared for the fire protection district show- 
ing the number of each block and property. At the fire 

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Translucent panels, large 
windows and evenly-spaced 
ceiling fixtures provide 
bright, pleasant lighting for 

This photo of legal counsel division offices, 
facing the courtyard, shows the spacious, 
open effect throughout the building. 

Core of the building is this 80- by 120-foot 
inner courtyard. Permanent wooden benches 
will be mounted on the rim of the circular 
planting area in the foreground. 


Farm Bureau Occupies its New Home 

A HE climax to Farm Bureau's shift from Chicago to 
Bloomington came Tuesday, June 27. 

Three years, three months and three days after the Illi- 
nois Agricultural Association voted to shift headquarters 
of the statewide Farm Bureau and its affiliated companies 
"to a downstate location," the move was completed. 

Except for some units of the Country Companies which 
are scheduled to move during the next three months, 
Farm Bureau now is "at home" in Bloomington, near the 
center of the state and in the heart of the rich farmland 
that extends in every direction from the McLean 
county community. 

Following a precise timetable — and working in clock- 
work fashion — most members of the IAA staff loaded 
their materials and supplies in Chicago on June 26. The 
next day employees reported for work in the new build- 
ing on Bloomington's northeast side to unpack boxes, 
locate file cabinets and other equipment, become ac- 
quainted with new desks, learn the best paths to the cafe- 
teria and other offices — and buckle down to work. 

Office of IAA President William J. Kuhfuss — and the 
offices of other IAA staff members — were affected by the 
biggest single shift on June 27 — a red-letter day in IAA 

Now, it's 1701 Towanda avenue for virtually all mem- 
bers of the Farm Bureau family. Illinois Grain Corpora- 
tion will remain in Chicago to be near Chicago Board of 
Trade activities and Producers Seed Company will re- 
main at Piper City where its facilities are located. But — 
except for the units yet to move — Bloomington-Normal 
now is "home" for Farm Bureau in Illinois. 

Also re-locating in the June 26-27 shift were the offices 
of Secretary Wilfred Shaw and the organization, market- 
ing, and information divisions. 

The IAA and the general counsel and finance divisions 
and general office department moved the same week. 

One of the first major events planned in the new build- 
ing was the first meeting of the 1961 tentative resolutions 
committee early this month. The 31-person committee, 

Mark September 7 on your calendar as the day to be 
in Bloomington for the IAA home office building dedi- 
cation ceremony. Plans are being formulated now by 
a dedication committee headed by O. D. Brissenden, 
special assistant to the IAA president. 

This event is expected to attract several thousand 
people throughout the state. After the building has 
been dedicated on September 7, regular organized 
tours of the building will be conducted for visitors who 
want to see the new home of the world's largest state- 
wide general farm organization. 

headed by IAA Vice President Edwin J. Gumm, will re- 
turn for another two-day session on July 24-25. 

Rumbling of moving vans from U. S. Route 66, onto the 
frontage road and to the loading dock of the new building, 
has become a familiar sound. Truckloads of furniture 
have been unloaded at the building almost daily for more 
than a month. 

The shift has included some offices from temporary 
quarters on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus. IAA 
put up $550,000 toward construction of the two Wesleyan 
buildings — a fieldhouse and a classroom structure — in 
return for their use up to this November. 

Main section of Illinois Farm Supply Company moved 
from the fieldhouse into the new Farm Bureau home early 
this month. Other persons moving the same week in- 
cluded 200 employees of Country Life Insurance Com- 
pany and the IAA personnel department. 

Country Mutual plans a major move in late July when 
about 200 employees will transfer to the new building. 

Workmen are completing one of nine nerve centers for 
the building's extensive telephone system. The new Farm- 
Bureau home will have telephone service equal to that 
in a community of 2,000 population. To contact IAA or 
affiliates in Bloomington, phone: Bloomington 828-0021* 

Ground floor in this view — toward the loading dock 
of the new IAA building — is really the second floor of 
the split level structure which is designed to house 1/20& 

Lloyd E. Baker, Mercer County, reports hogs don't waste Crack 'N Mix, even 
pick up accidentally spilled feed. His new tractor-mounted Automatic Grain Roller 
Mill (available from FS) cracks corn uniformly for a good mix with supplement 
He finds Crack 'N Mix feeds down smoothly, and hogs like it better than shelled corn. 


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You can cut feed waste and mechanize your feeding operation 
using available equipment, just as many top feeders have done, 
by switching to PS Crack 'N Mix. You just mix crumblized FS 
Swine Mixing Supplements with cracked corn or ground corn 
and handle all at once, just as you would a complete feed. 

Exdusive crumblized FS Crack 'N Mix supplements are specially 

sized to mix with cracked corn. There's no fine grinding, no 
dusty meal-type feed for hogs to root out of feeders ... no 
packing and bridging ... no time-wasting daily poking down 
clogged feeders. The mixture of crumbles and cracked corn 
flows freely through both automatic and non automatic 

TWO Weight-tailored formulations make it easy to farm-mix an 
efficient, economical ration. Each is fully fortified with all the 
required minerals, vitamins, and antibiotics for dry lot, con- 
finement, or pasture feeding. 

Holds the line On COStS — You'll be amazed at the extra savings 
you'll make with economical FS Crack *N Mix supplements. 
Check with your FS feed salesman . . . and talk over your hog 
feeding programs. He'll tell you about the particular FS supple- 
ment that will push your hogs along fast, at most reasonable cost. 

FS Crack 'N Mix supplements, plus a complete FS line of top 
quality hog supplements, are available only through farmer- 
owned county service companies affiliated with . • • 



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Assistant Editor, IAA Record 

(Editor's Note: This report was written 10 days before 
the Illinois General Assembly was scheduled to adjourn 
June 30. This issue of the IAA Record will reach you 
within a week after the scheduled adjournment. This re- 
port by Bryce Sides, IAA assistant editor, indicates some 
of the problems confronting the state's lawmakers — and 
all citizens.) 


ITH time running out for our state's lawmakers, the 
big question still unanswered is how much of Governor 
Otto Kerner's tax program will be passed by the legisla- 

Final action is still to come on two sales tax increases, a 
series of sales tax broadening bills, an increase in the 
corporation franchise tax and a new revenue amendment. 
Some of these tax measures are in trouble either in the 
House or Senate. The fact that Democrats control the 
House and Republicans control the Senate makes for an 
undesirable situation in the mind of Governor Kerner. 

At the present time, the legislature is staggering and 
reeling under the political implications of the two sales tax 
increase proposals. The two bills — a half-cent city sales 
tax increase and a half- cent state sales tax increase — are 
being used as a political weapon by the Republican party. 
It is obvious that in 1962 when all 177 House seats and 29 
of 58 Senate seats are to be filled by the voters of Illinois, 
Republicans will base much of their platform on the fact 
they vigorously opposed sales tax increases in 1961. 

Democrats who favor both the city and state sales tax 
increases, are fully aware of the danger of backing these 
two controversial tax measures. However, Democrats are 
expected to counter by telling Illinois voters it was the 
Republican party, not the Democrats, who fought for a 
sales tax increase in 1959 when Governor William G. 
Stratton was in office. So the political game of football 
goes on. 

Both sales tax proposals passed in the House as ex- 
pected. The Republican-controlled Senate still says it 
will block passage of the half-cent city sales tax, advocated 
mainly by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Barring a king- 
sized trade of some kind this bill probably will die in the 

The governor's series of sales tax broadening bills, 
backed by Farm Bureau, is expected to pass in this ses- 
sion. These bills are intended to bring under the sales tax 
law those businesses not now paying sales tax. 

Businesses included in the broadening measures that 
would pay sales tax for the first time are: Goods pur- 
chased in Illinois stores for delivery to people living out- 
side the state; sales in Illinois resulting from mail ad- 
vertising by firms located outside the state; custom-made 

goods (suits and draperies) ; remodeling and recondition- 
ing services, and contractual purchases (contractors 
would have to pay sales tax on materials used to build 
houses and on appliances installed in the houses) . 

In his budget message the governor requested an in- 
crease in the corporation franchise tax rate from 1/20 to 
6/20 of one per cent, based on capital stock, paid-in-sur- 
plus, and earned surplus. In order to get even lukewarm 
Republican support, the governor cut his request in half 
(3/20 instead of 6/20) and stripped the bill of all parts 
dealing with earned surplus. Farm Bureau favored the 
original bill. The watered-down bill is expected to pass. 

With only a few days left in the legislative session, 
opinions are mixed on whether the legislature can agree 
on a workable resolution to change the revenue article in 
the constitution. None of the revenue amendment pro- 
posals offered to date is given much of a chance of being 
adopted including one offered by Farm Bureau and six 
other organizations. 

However, a House-Senate Joint Revenue Amendments 
committee is reportedly working hard to develop a propo- 
sal that will be agreeable with a majority of legislators 
of both parties and can be acted on in this session. This 
resolution, if drafted, will probably contain parts of sev- 
eral amendments already in the hopper, including Farm 
Bureau's. Any proposed amendment adopted by the leg- 
islature would be put before the voters of Illinois for 
approval or disapproval. 

Other bills expected to be acted on in the final hours and 
ones that Farm Bureau support include: 

1. Migrant farm labor — would provide reasonable 
health, housing and safety standards for migrant workers 
in Illinois and would be administered by the Department 
of Public Health. 

2. $250,000 appropriation for research in marketing, 
marketing processes and new uses of agricultural prod- 
ucts. The bill calls for an advisory board to study and 
allocate the funds to be used for marketing research. 

3. Economic poisons — these bills would regulate the 
sale of agricultural chemicals. Manufacturers of these 
chemicals would be required to list the ingredients on the 
label and directions for application. 

4. Three compromise bills that would create a 15- 
member Board of Higher Education with power to study 
and prepare a master plan for higher education in Illinois. 

5. A series of bills to fix assessment levels of property 
at 55 per cent of fair cash value, applicable to all counties. 
The Department of Revenue would be prevented from in- 
creasing local property taxes by increasing the state as- 
sessment level. These bills are not expected to pass this 


Country ^ 






During 1960, a total of $6,190,390 in dividends 
was paid policyholders. This is a return of 16.6% 
of all premiums received for the year, which is a 
good indication of the sound financial operation 
of this progressive company! Since its beginning, 
the company has paid back to its policyholders 
the amazing total of $63,719,278 in dividends! 


In 1960, the total premium income earned 
amounts to $34,618,133. This is an increase of 
$2,188,856 over the previous year. 


The service an insurance company renders its 
policyholders is perhaps best indicated by the 
amount and number of claims paid. In 1960, 
Country Mutual paid a total of $18,804,928 on 
143,658 claims. 

At the end of 1960, 81% of assets were represented 
by U. S. Government and other high grade bonds. 
This plus other preferred investments produced 
an investment income of $1,918,329, an increase 
of $257,762 over the prior year. 






Crop Hail 
^M F, W, EC 

59.9% 60.2% 

4.3% 4.3% 

15.6% 15.2% 

20.2% 20.3% 


L-^x^-^^^^^aa rioi^c 52.6% 
'Dividends 15.6% 

Operating Expense 15.1% 

E3 Claims Expense* 9.7% 

& Surplus 6.1% 

I Taxes 0.9% 








Country Mutual Insurance Company 
made great strides during the year. In- 
creased size, strength and solidarity were 
reflected in the services rendered policy- 
holders — while the increase in dividends 
represented the continued low cost of 
these services. 

YEAR 1960! Simply mail 
this coupon. There's no 
cost or obligation. 

Country Life — Country Mutual 
P. O. Box 575 
Bloomington, Illinois 

Please send my FREE copy of the complete 
Country Companies 1960 Annual Report. 





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A record high in benefits to policyholders and 
beneficiaries was paid in 1960. Of a total amount 
of $8,571402, over 70% was paid to living policy- 
holders while 30% was paid to beneficiaries. 


At the end of 1960, $934,409,145 was in force. This 
is a record high and an increase of $43,588,895 
over the previous year's figure! 


I960 saw an all-time high of the interest earned 
on investments with the figure standing at $6,900,- 
123 or a total of $840,502 more than- 1959! This is 
the result of careful investment of company as- 
sets and an extremely favorable earned interest 
rate of 4.06%. 

Highlights of th< 


; i960 


Life Premiums 
b Accident & Health 
^Policy Proceeds 

64.2% 65.1% 
2.5% 2.7% 
8.9% 8.9% 

Investment Income 24.4% 22.7% 

_ . Policy 

Reserve Increases 





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to Policyholders 
r" b Taxes 

*"""*" Administrative 

r^ Acquisition Costs 




Country Life Insurance Company, a§ 
shown by these sample figures, continues 
to make outstanding progress in all fields, 
and in 1960, as the figures indicate, is 
moving toward the billion dollar mark of 
insurance in force, thus achieving another 
great milestone in the history of this 





"Who said ice 
cream?" A $5 
award to Mrs. Ed 
Cowell, Seneca. 

prize pix 

These photographs 
come from our readers. 
To enter, send your 
photographs to: Pic- 
ture Editor, IAA 
Record, 1 701 Towanda 
Avenue, Bloomington 

Thrilling view is the Chimney Rock in western Ne- 
braska — a sight that encouraged many frontiersmen 
along the Old Oregon Trail. This month's top $10 
prize goes to George Heller, Prophetstown. 


Rapid running water churns through an Illinois River 
dam at Starved Rock State Park. Snapshot by Pat 
Howell, Herrin. 

"Three little Iambs . , . lost their way . . ." But found 
a $5 prize for C. P. F. Waidler, Wilmington. 



EWEST in the network of river elevators — to help 
Illinois Grain Corporation provide Illinois farmers with 
efficient grain marketing services — has been completed 
on a high bank on the east side of the Illinois River near 

Sixth such sub-terminal river elevator in the chain that 
comprises the downstate facilities of the Farm Bureau af- 
filiated company, the $400,000 Naples elevator has a 
300,000-bushel capacity. 

"The new elevator opens up a new area for IGC's grain 
marketing services and adds to its flexibility of operation 
and potential for net savings," explained Fred J. Watts, 
Jr., IGC general manager. 

With the new elevator, IGC facilities provide total stor- 
age capacity of more than eight million bushels. 

The concrete elevator has a head house constructed of 
steel, two 10,000 bushels- an-hour legs and a 15,000 bush- 
els-an-hour load-out conveyor. The dump hopper has a 
1,000-bushel capacity and is emptied by a 36-inch con- 
veyor belt which can handle 15,000 bushels an hour. 

Both legs can be used either for receiving or shipping 
grain from any bin. There is a 510-foot conveyor leading 
to the river. The loading spout and machinery is mounted 
on a concrete and steel center pier. 

Barges can be loaded at the rate of 15,000 bushels per 
hour — barges are moved by cables attached to large hand 
operated winches. 

On the west side of the elevator is a gas fired grain dryer 
capable of drying 1,000 bushels an hour. This will speed 
operations in wet years. Grain entering the dryer first 
goes through a cleaner. 

Construction of the elevator started May 7, 1960. It was 
finished the following May 2. However, the first load of 
corn was weighed in the new plant on February 24. 

Sixth In A Chain 


Pastor, Cherry Grove Church of the Brethren 


ESUS said, "If you have faith even as little as a grain 
of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, K Get up 
and move over there,' and it will move." There is 
tremendous power available in this world for the person 
who has faith. 

The miracles of the gospel accounts were apparently 
dependent upon the faith of the person being healed. 
We're told that in one place the Master could not do the 
astounding things that he normally did, because the peo- 
ple of that place did not believe. 

Imagine what would happen to the farmer who did 
not have faith in nature to grow his crops. If he were 
to say, "I don't see how a little bit of ground and a bit 
of moisture can make a seed spring to life and grow into 
a plant, so I'll not waste my seed by burying it in the 
ground," there wouldn't be much of a future for him 

in farming. The farmer has to have faith or nothing will 

It's really about the same thing in the other parts of 
our lives. If there is no faith there is no gain. If we 
don't have the faith that goodness, kindness, and pa- 
tience will work in our lives, then of course they won't 

In God's relationship with man there is always the 
two-way element. We must act, but we must have faith 
that God will also act. As we do this and find it to be 
true, our faith becomes stronger. Just as we don't 
learn to ride a bicycle except by riding a bicycle, we 
don't obtain faith unless we exercise faith. 

God is eager to do mighty things in our lives, but he 
allows us to make the first step. Putting our trust in 
Him, we take the leap of faith. 

And we shall see that just as the plants take root and 
grow, so we, too, shall bring forth flower and fruit in 
the rainfall of His care and the sunshine of His love. 

Rev. Ted Kimmel was born on a 280-acre dairy farm at Shelocta, 
Pennsylvania. He attended school in that area and at Westtown Friends 
School near Phildelphia. He was graduated from Pennsylvania State 
University with a bachelor's degree in agronomy. 

He and his wife lived in Iraq for 17 months while he worked as an 
agriculturalist on a village life improvement team. 

Upon returning to the United States, Kimmel entered Bethany Biblical 
Seminary in Chicago where he was graduated in the spring of 1960. 
Rev. Kimmel is now serving as pastor at the Cherry Grove Church of 
the Brethren, north of Lanark. 


When people are restive we must guard against panic 
and desperate action motivated by programs and promises 
which may or may not be based upon responsible princi- 
ples. Changes are sometimes made just for the sake of 
change. This is the way socialism and communism gain a 
foothold and eventually a stranglehold on a free nation. 

One moment to review in analyzing where we are to- 
day: We find we have a group of mature organizations, 
we have a membership which is experiencing economic 
trouble, and, thirdly, we find that other organizations are 
challenging our position and programs. I am pleased to 
learn that the membership in Farm Bureau in Illinois is 
larger than it was a year ago. This is almost phenomenal 
in view of the continuous decline in the number of 
farmers. The sales of the average service company and 
of Illinois Farm Supply Company are larger than they 
were a year ago. You may ask, why all the fuss? 

There is reason to believe that some farmers are looking 
to other organizations to serve them. A few even ques- 
tion the reason for our existence and there is sufficient 
evidence to support the fact that many members do not 
understand our basic objectives, our programs, and what 
we're really trying to accomplish. This leaves room to 
improve the image or opinion that many people have 
about Farm Bureau and the affiliated companies. 

If this is a reasonable picture of where we are, let's 
talk about where we want to be. 

I believe that most of us want a farm organization and 
a family of cooperatives which contribute to the educa- 
tion, to the happiness, to the security and to the prosperity 
of the profession of farming. 

We want a strong, active, dynamic, vigorous and re- 
sponsive organization composed of people who keep in- 
formed and are qualified and dedicated to provide the 
assistance, the advice and services we farmers needs. We 
want people who are dedicated to serving farmers rather 
-than building empires. 

I'm not certain that we "want only one farm organization 
on a national basis any more than we want only one poli- 
tical party, but I'm quite certain that we do not want, or 
need, four or more farm organizations. Most of us are not 
willing to abandon the political and financial strength, the 
prestige and experience, the personnel structure and suc- 
cess as amassed by the farmers in Illinois during this 
past generation. I doubt that we can afford to own many 
small cooperative business organizations rather than a 
few strong ones. 

If we believe in the democratic system of government, 
then we want our organizations to respond to the rule of 
the majority. There will always be differences of opinion. 
I believe we want an organization which respects the 
opinion of every member and is composed of members 
who will support the decision of the majority. 

As the percentage of our population who are farmers 
continues to decrease, the need for legislative assistance 
increases. Those charged with the responsibility of gov- 
ernment, and especially those who are elected by urban 
citizens, need to be continually reminded of our problems 
and their responsibility to the agricultural society. I be- 
lieve that we want our organizations to join with re- 
search and educational institutions so that the very latest 
in science and technology can be brought to our atten- 
tion as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Our cooperatives need to remain modern and flexible 
and responsive to changing needs so that they can pur- 
chase our supplies, market our products, finance our op- 
erations and provide the services which contribute to the 
ease and enjoyment and profitability of the business of 

We could add to this list of what we want or where we 

want to be but these include most of the basic objectives* 

We have talked about where we are, where we want to 
be, and now — how do we get there? 

It is the belief in IFS and I'm certain that it must be 
in the other affiliated companies that an agricultural co- 
operative attains its greatest strength and makes its 
greatest contribution to better farming when affiliated 
with a strong farm membership organization. It is there- 
fore one of our objectives to lend support to the IAA and 
the County Farm Bureau in this building of membership 
and in the maintenance of good relationships within the 
Farm Bureau family of cooperatives. 

We can get there by working together for a common 

We can get there by encouraging our members to prac- 
tice the three P's of a perfect patron. 

1. We can encourage them to participate, not only in 
a complete line of business activity but to participate in 
meetings, to keep informed and to make a contribution 
toward guiding the future direction of their organizations 
— to see that others attend these meetings and express 
themselves. The perfect patron participates. 

2. We can encourage them to provide, to provide both 
capital and leadership. We farmers must give more time 
and effort to our organizations and more seriously as- 
sume the privilege and responsibility of selecting the very 
best leadership available. 

3. The perfect patron promotes — this is not so obvious. 
It might even come as a shock to some to think that they 
have any responsibility whatsoever in this area. I would 
therefore like to talk to you for a couple of minutes as if 
you were all farmers with, the hope that the occasion 
might present itself where you could subtly pass on this 

Your co-op and farm organizations are here because you 
and your neighbors want them to be. They are here be- 
cause they can increase the profitability of your farming 
business and thus add to the enjoyment and happiness 
of you and your family. They make a better community 
in which to live and a host of other desirable contribu- 
tions. Is there anything wrong with telling our friends 
about this? 

Some time ago, I was in a business house in Quincy; a 
couple of farmers were talking about farm problems and 
Farm Bureau. 

I could have done one of three things: 

I could have made my purchase and slipped quietly 
away and eventually lost my organization or my co- 
op as the case may be default. 
I could have nodded in agreement — because it is so 
much easier to agree — and torpedoed our entire 
I could have spoken up in defense and helped to build 
a stronger organization to serve farmers. It so hap- 
pened that I had just received my federal gas tax 
refund — enough to pay my Farm Bureau dues for 
12 years. 
If we would meet an atheist, I think that we would tell 
him what we believe; if we would meet a communist, I 
think that we would tell him what we believe about our 
democracy; what's wrong with telling the man we meet 
about our farm organization and our co-ops? 

We don't need a big vocabulary or a lot of high "falutin" 
words — just a sincere, honest expression of what we be- 

The perfect patron participates, provides capital and 
leadership, and promotes. 

We know where we are — we know where we want to 
be — we know how to get there. The passing of the torch 
hangs in balance — if we grab it, today's challenge will 
be tomorrow's salvation. 




Perfect Patrons Participate, 



President, Illinois Farm Supply Company 

(Editor's Note: Melvin E. Sims appeared on programs 
throughout the state promoting the Cropland Adjustment 
Program. His remarks were so well received that they 
are reprinted here. His subject is one concerning rela- 
tionships inside the Farm Bureau family — perhaps our 
most important public relations consideration.) 

JL ODAY'S challenge is tomorrow's salvation. I like to 
be optimistic. They say that the optimist and the pessimist 
usually end up at the same place, only the optimist has 
more fun getting there. 

Let's take a look at where we are today as far as our 
farm organization and our co-ops are concerned. I think 
we will find our organizations are taking on the character 
of mature organizations. Early organizers are now pass- 
ing the leadership to the next generation — each genera- 
tion must prepare for its own future. 

Present leadership and potential leadership have never 
experienced the absence of an organized agriculture. 
There was the little boy who came home from school with 
the black eye. Many of us have not had to fight for the 
things we have. Instead of learning of a new law by feel- 
ing its pinch, we hear about its being proposed and have 
an opportunity in shaping its character and ultimate dis- 

As we as individuals become more mature and grow in 
wisdom, we become more complacent, more conservative, 
more self-satisfied, and probably more resistant to change. 
Organizations, in general, may have the same tendencies 
— especially if they have enjoyed success. 

People tend to become engrossed or buried in adminis- 
tration of present programs rather than seeking and 
launching out in new dynamic programs. Farm Bureau 
and our family of organizations may be subject to criticism 
in this area, especially by those who have not been kept 
completely informed. 

Farmers are experiencing economic trouble. Some ot 


us have been forced to seek off -farm income, some of our 
wives have sought employment as an additional source 
of income, some of us have enlarged our operations and 
assumed more risk, some of us have tightened our belts 
and worked longer and longer hours in a drastic effort to 
survive — hardly any of these have added to our happi- 
ness. What has caused this economic depression for farm- 

There are many who subscribe to the theory that tech- 
nological advances have increased our ability to produce 
much more rapidly than our population has increased, 
resulting in surpluses and low farm prices. It is a fact 
that the production per -worker on the farm has doubled in 
the past 20 years. Long-term, increased efficiency per 
worker benefits all of society. It puts a very real and 
serious bind on those being replaced. 

Some place the blame on government — but for very 
diverse reasons. One group maintains that price sup- 
ports have been too high and resulted in surpluses — the 
proof of surpluses is not difficult. Others claim that the 
farmer is in trouble because price supports are too low. 
Some are unwilling to assume the responsibility asso- 
ciated with being a member of a free society in a capi- 
talistic democracy in solving our problems. 

It is recognized that we are living in an economy which 
is regulated to a certain extent — for instance, the artifi- 
cially high wage demands that organized labor demands 
and sometimes receives. Many factors have combined to 
drive up the price we pay for the production goods and 
services which are required. 

It is a fact that the prices we receive for our production 
has not gone up in proportion to the prices we pay. In fact, 
some of our selling prices have decreased. Therefore, some 
argue that our inability to bargain on a more equal basis 
with highly organized industry and labor results in our 
economic squeeze. 

Some blame the packer, the middle man, the processor, 
the giant food chain, the big farmer, and even Metrecal. 
One individual, in whom I have much respect, says that 
we do not have a f arm problem, but rather, farmers with 
problems. There are many different ways of looking at it. 
Whether it be a farm problem or farmers with problems, 
and whatever the reason may be, farmers in general are 
not receiving the income they desire or have a right 
to expect, and are therefore unhappy. The year 1959 
and, to a lesser degree, 1960 have contributed to this un- 


.County Farm Bureau committees last winter, Farm Bu- 
reau President Kenneth Klarman discussed several facts 
compiled by Hoover. The information tied in directly 
with the women's committee bookshelf project. 

Klarman has a personal interest in citizenship activities. 
He won the statewide Farm Bureau citizenship essay con- 
test last year. In 1959, Effingham county won a first place 
for citizenship activities. 

Farm Bureau women decided the book should be on the 
"must read" list of all Farm Bureau committee members. 
With the cooperation of the Farm Bureau board the wom- 
en's committee obtained 36 copies of Masters of Deceit — 
one copy for each member of the County Farm Bureau's 
various committees. 

Members of the committees soon were encouraging 
their friends and neighbors to read the volume. Interest 
in the book snowballed. The supply of books in the coun- 
ty dropped behind the demand. Copies were not available 
in quantity in southern Illinois. 

Other groups — civic clubs, schools, and churches — be- 
came interested in the book and wanted copies. 

So the women's committee decided to provide copies of 
Masters of Deceit as its No. 1 citizenship project this year. 

During the past two months the committee ordered 450 
paperbound copies from a New York book supplier. The 
books were made available in Effingham through the 
Freedom Bookshelf on a 30- day loan basis. Emphasis was 
put on circulating the books to the greatest number of 

Many decided to buy copies to add to their personal 
book shelves. 

A sociology class at Effingham's St. Anthony's school 
obtained 100 copies — these were used in class and dis- 
tributed to other pupils and to interested parents. 

A Future Farmers of America chapter at Teutopolis 
obtained 50 books and set up a lending library patterned 

after the Freedom Bookshelf at the Farm Bureau x>mce. . 
Some of the books were placed on sale in the Teutopolis 
business area — at the post office, a barber shop, and a 
general store. 

Effingham county women's committee members left 
copies in the waiting rooms at eight doctor offices and 
six dentist offices in Effingham. 

Several civic groups sent representatives to the Farm 
Bureau office to pick up copies for their members. Farm 
Bureau women arranged for copies to be put on sale at an 
Effingham drug store and at a furniture store. 

"Our Farm Bureau office is now serving as a clearing 
house for anti- communist books and materials," Glen 
Percival, Effingham county secretary of organization, ex- 
plained. "We have ordered other books to help in our fight 
against communism. 

"We are preparing an outline of books and pamphlets 
on the communist menace. This outline will be available 
shortly. We hope other county women's committees real- 
ize the need for a determined effort to have all our citi- 
zens understand communism and how it threatens all of 

"A boast made by Lenin a number of years ago serves to 
remind us that this communist threat is not fantasy," 
Percival continued. 

"Lenin told the communist plan of attack: 'First, we 
will take Eastern Europe. Next, the masses of Asia. Then 
we shall encircle that last bastion of capitalism, the United 
States. We shall not have to attack. It will fall like an 
overripe fruit into our hands.' " 

Percival commented, "When we look at the world situa- 
tion, we see the dangers of communism close to home. 
Apathy can be our downfall." 

He summarized, "What we do in Effingham county may 
have little effect nationally but we hope to set an example 
for other counties to follow." 

RIGHT: Both the spring planting and the pork chops Wait while 
Gilbert Gerth, right, and his father, Walter, discuss J. Edgar 
Hoover's book. Gilbert's wife, Veneta, has also read the book. 
The Gerths operate a 260-acre general farm near Dieterich. 

LOWER RIGHT: A lending library — patterned after the wom- 
en's committee Freedom Bookshelf — was set up in Teutopolis 
high school by the local FFA chapter. From left: Leon Mayer, 
agriculture teacher; Charles Hartke, chapter president; Richard 
Kinkelaar, Gene Schumacher, Mary Grunlow, and John Doedt- 

BELOW: "We are selling a lot of the books to businessmen as 
well as teen-agers," says Mrs. A. J. Thoele, clerk at an Effing- 
ham drug store. Jim Broom, local furniture dealer, purchases 
one of the books supplied by Farm Bureau. 

/ 'Menace That Threatens Our Future 9 
\ . . . /. Edgar Hoover 


More than 1,000 persons in Effingham county have read — or are reading — "Masters 
of Deceit" as a result of the women's committee citizenship project. Glen A. Percival, 
county secretary of organization, and Mrs. Walter Heiden, women's committee chair- 
man, unpack books in the Farm Bureau office. 

Effingham Women's Committee Spotlights Dangers of Communism 


f HAT can I do about communism? 

Effingham County Farm Bureau women's committee 
has found an answer to that question. They are heeding 
the advice of J. Edgar Hoover, Federal Bureau of Investi- 
gation chief, who stressed, "Every citizen has a duty to 
learn more about the menace that threatens his future, 
his home, his children, the peace of the world." 

And the Effingham county women's committee is us- 
ing Hoover's book, Masters of Deceit, to learn the extent 
of this threat — both within our borders and beyond. 

The book presents an analysis of the Communist party 
and outlines the threats of communism in America. It 
describes communist espionage and sabotage activities. 


Masters of Deceit is a guide for persons interested in 
studying the communist threat. 

"It's our job to understand communist tactics," agreed 
Mrs. Walter Heiden, Effingham women's committee chair- 
man. "We don't expect to come in direct contact with a 
lot of communists, but we certainly want to be able to 
recognize any Red influence or infiltration. It is our 
obligation as American citizens to learn to spot deceptive 
communist fronts." 

Interest in the project stemmed from the Freedom 
Bookshelf phase of the county's citizenship program. 
Masters of Deceit is on the list of books recommended for 
the bookshelf. 

During a citizenship talk at a meeting of all Effingham 


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An Editorial 


Hogs Get Ulcers 

First board meeting in the lAA's new home in Bloomington 
was conducted May 22 by the Illinois Farm Bureau Serum 
Association. Attending, from left: Milo Miller, Pekin; Everett 
Reynolds, president, Jacksonville; Russell Perkinson, vice presi- 
dent, Buckley; Jesse Tuttle, secretary, West York; and M. R. 
"Swede" Johnson, general manager. Back row: Robert Temple, 
Serena; Bert McKee, Varna; Kenneth Webb, Tennessee; Bill 
Crews, Howard Struck, Floyd Evans, field representatives; and 
Philip Farris, Farm Advisers' Association representative, Aledo. 

1961 Resolutions Committee 

First major event slated for the new IAA building in 
Bloomington was a meeting of the 1961 tentative resolu- 
tions committee. 

Thirty- one members form the committee which will 
determine farmers' views on matters of concern to them. 
First meetings were to be July 6-7. Additional sessions 
will be held July 24-25 to lay groundwork for the tenta- 
tive resolutions to be presented at the next IAA annual 
meeting in St. Louis, November 13-16. 

Edwin J. Gumm, IAA vice president from Galesburg, 
will be the committee chairman for the fourth straight 
year. Gumm is familiar with the process of sifting through 
suggested resolutions — submitted by farmers from 
throughout the state — and determining which issues 
should be carried to the voting delegates. ' 

Here are members of the 1961 tentative resolutions 

County Farm Bureau district representatives: Dale Noe, 
McHenry county president, Marengo; Lloyd V. Berry- 
man, JoDaviess county, Scales Mound; Joseph Slaymaker, 
Whiteside county president, Erie; Harold B. Steele, Bu- 
reau county president, Princeton; Clarence Mack, DuPage 
county president, West Chicago; Walter Anderson, Iro- 
quois county president, Sheldon; Harry D. Iliff, Marshall- 
Putnam county president, Minonk; John W. Curry, Knox 
county vice-president, Victoria; Harold Mealiff, Adams 
county president, Mendon. 

Floyd LeSourd, Mason county president, Topeka; Ken- 
neth Gorden, Christian county vice-president, Blue 
Mound; H. A. Linville, Vermilion county president, Fair- 
mount; Paul R. McClure, Jasper county president, New- 
ton; Fred C. Mattes, Fayette county president, Vandalia; 
Charles C. Losch, Madison county president, East Alton; 
Kenneth R. Kamper, St. Clair county president, Freeburg; 
D. M. Garrison, Hamilton county president, Dahlgren; 
H. H. Barlow, Gallatin county president, Shawneetown. 
IAA Board Members: Edwin J. Gumm, Knox county, 
chairman, Galesburg; Merle Jeffers, Vermilion county, 
Catlin; Clarence McCauley, Jefferson county, Mt. Vernon; 
Milo Miller, Tazewell county, Pekin; Vernal C. Brown, 
McDonough county, Vermont; Wilbert Engelke, Madison 
county, Granite City; Russell Lamoreux, Carroll county, 
Lanark; Boyce Moore, Morgan county, Jacksonville. 
Women's Committee Members: Mrs. Loren Johnston, 
Knox county, Altona; Mrs. Dale Gammon, Clay county, 
Louisville; Mrs. W. F. Neumann, Rock Island county, 

Young People Committee Members: Merle Miller, DeWitt 
county, Clinton; and Lynn Truckenbrod, LaSalle county, 

LCERS, believe it or not, constitute a new and 
serious affliction in hogs, says the Farm Journal, Out- 
breaks so far reported have been found only in hogs 
on rations reinforced with additives containing bi- 
ologies, the new wonder drugs that have become so 

At Iowa State University, according to Herman 
Aaberg of the American Farm Bureau Federation, it 
has been found that feeds with large amounts of 
Vitamin "A" added did not do well, and some devel- 
oped blindness* They also found a way to correct the 
trouble: Just add another chemical to offset the Vita- 
min "A". 

These developments remind me that Dr. E. V. 
Askey, president of the American Medical Associa- 
tion, said in a public speech that one of the diseases 
afflicting the American people is "vitamania." People 
suffering from it are "crazy about vitamins." 

Just where are we in this matter of food and feed 
additives? Maybe we should ponder over the words 
of Abraham Lincoln in his House Divided speech: "If 
we could first know where we are, and whither we 
are tending, we could better judge what to do about 

The entire subject of additives is brought into focus 
by Dr. W. A. Billings, former extension veterinarian 
at the University of Minnesota, in the Poultry aitd 
Egg Weekly ', as follows: 

"Before the days of integration, farmers actually 
used to raise quite a few turkeys rignt on the ground. 
The flock was corralled in a fine, green and juicy al- 
falfa pasture. Here they gamboled in the bright sun- 
shine and, besides the alfalfa, had free Access to all the 
corn and other farm grains they could stuff. I have 
grave doubts that many turkeys suffered from vitamin 

The whole business probably proves rather clearly 
that, as a people, we tend to overdo in all things, and 
that we are preoccupied with nostrums of every sort. 
The craze for tranquilizers is one of the latest and 
most glaring examples. We violate basic health rules, 
and then hunt for nostrums to avoid paying the 

The cigarette addict, fearing lung cancer but re- 
luctant to give up the satisfaction he gets from smok- 
ing, uses filters to keep the harmful substances from 
his lungs. Then he probably finds that it takes two 
to equal one non-filter cigarette, and he smokes more. 
Like a bird chasing its tail, he goes around in a 

This capacity for self-delusion seems evident in our 
national policies too. The federal government pays 
farmers to take land out of production to reduce sur- 
pluses; and also pays farmers to bring new land into 
production by reclamation and drainage. It encour- 
ages us to produce more by paying us to put on more 
limestone and fertilizers. 

In international affairs, we preach fair trade poli- 
cies and then resort to quotas, embargoes, and peril 
points to hinder trade. We price our products out of 
foreign markets, then subsidize the exporter to enable 
him to sell at world prices. 

One restriction calls for another. We delude our- 
selves into thinking that we can have our cake and 
eat It too; but in the end we are shocked and dis- 
mayed to find that the means employed are little more 
than legislative legerdemain — hocus-pocus that fools 
nobody except ourselves. 

John J. Lacey 

Boost Corn Profits 

mi> «*»*¥**»*« 

Recognize Top FFA Chapters 

Leading Future Farmers of America chapters and out- 
standing young men in this organization received the 
accolades of hundreds at the 33rd annual Illinois FFA 
convention in Springfield last month. 

Among the top awards were those presented by the 
Illinois Agricultural Association to recognize 10 FFA 
chapters for their cooperative efforts and their desire to 
learn more about Farm Bureau through their participa- 
tion in the FB-FFA Acquaintance program. 

Ed Dalhaus, IAA director of young people's activities, 
presented the first-place award to the Huntley FFA chap- 
ter. The Huntley chapter finished second last year and was 
the first place winner two years ago. 

A cooperative buying and selling program that in- 
cluded the operation of 28?£ acres of land helped the Hunt- 
ley chapter capture the top prize — a fishing trip for two 
members as well as for Donald I* "+, vocational agri- 
culture instructor, and Henry Ed , *t f McHeriry county 
secretary of organization. 

Edgertoii said all eight FFA chapters in the county 
cooperated in the county FB-FFA Acquaintance program. 

Dalhaus said the second-place chapter, Central of Clif- 
ton, earned a trip to the American Institute of Cooperation 
this summer for two of its members, and for Maynard L. 
Boudreau, vocational agriculture instructor, and Russell 
Hiatt, Iroquois county secretary of organization. 

Other state winners in the FB-FFA Acquaintance con- 
test included: Lawrenceville, first last year; Maroa, Al- 
wood of Woodhull, Rochester, Woodstock, Watseka, 
Geneseo and Carlyle. 

Plan St. Louis Meat Promotion 

Pork, beef turkey, lamb and broilers will get a special 
boost in the St. Louis area this fall when farm men and 
women from Illinois and Missouri call on those who sell 
and serve meat. 

Dwight Davis, IAA associate director of marketing, an- 
nounced October 25 as the tentative date for the meat pro- 
motion campaign. 

Representatives of retailers, wholesalers, restaurants, 
chain and independent grocers, processors, and others who 
merchandise meat in the nation's eighth largest city will 
be guests of farmers at a breakfast. Following the break- 
fast the farm people will visit places that sell and serve 

Sponsors of the program are the Missouri Farm Bureau 
Federation, St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, and IAA. 

For the past six years, Illinois farmers have conducted 
meat promotion campaigns in Chicago, and industry lead- 
ers are enthusiastic about the way the campaign creates 
a better understanding on the part of both those who 
produce meat and those who sell it. Farm Bureau spear- 
headed a similar meat promotion in St. Louis in 1959. 

Nine surest new ways to 
boost corn profits will be 
spelled out in the July- 

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Farm Bureau Federation. 

Other features will in- 
clude an analysis of advan- 
tages in resealing corn, a 
summary of new equipment 
from shortline farm equip- 
ment manufacturers, and a 
story on the late Tony Bet- 
tenhausen, 500-mile race 
driver and Illinois farmer 
who was killed in race trails at Indianapolis just ahead of 
the annual classic. 

In an editorial, AFBF President Charles B. Shuman 
questions whether land reform is to be the next campaign 
on the "new frontier." Shuman quotes Secretary of Agri- 
culture Orville Freeman as follows: "We are selling land 
reform to other countries while drifting into trouble here 
in our own country." 

Shuman asks if this statement is a broad hint of a move 
toward land reform in this country and why anyone would 
advocate land reform for American agriculture. 

Shuman says that land reform is not needed to check 
the so-called danger of corporation farming as 97 per cent 
of U. S. farms are family operated units and there has been 
no appreciable increase in corporation farming during the 
last half century in this country. 

More than 450 Chicago area businessmen were alerted to 
the inherent dangers in the recently passed feed grain bill 
and the proposed ominbus farm bill now under consideration 
by Congress, during a luncheon held in Chicago by the Illinois 
State Chamber of Commerce. Seated, from left: Clarence W. 
Weldon, vice president of the First National Bank of Chicago 
and chairman of the Illinois State Chamber's agriculture- 
business relations committee; and Charles B. Shuman, Amer- 
ican Farm Bureau Federation president, principal speaker at 
the luncheon. Back row: William J. Kuhfuss, IAA president; 
Harold B. Steele, Princeton farmer, who testified in Washing- 
ton for the Illinois State Chamber, and Ormond F. Lyman, 
executive secretary of the Illinois State Chamber. 

Ler's do 
what we know is right- 


accident happens ! 

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Could You Be Next? 


'NE farm resident will be killed within 45 minutes 
after you start reading this page. Approximately 80 will 
be injured within the same 45 -minute period. Tragedies 
from accidents could be avoided! A sordid record in- 
deed we, as farm people, establish year after year 
through thoughtlessness, carelessness, and continued use 
of ill-advised judgment or the failure to use judgment 
at all. 

Each year the President of the United States, by proc- 
lamation, designates a week as National Farm Safety 
Week to remind us of things we should practice every 
week of every year. 

The slogan for this year is "Safety is a Family Affair.** 
It is most appropriate. Not only farm fathers die from 
tractor and other accidents, but each year children and 
infants also die unnecessarily. 

Accidents in farm homes take about 2,700 lives a year 
in America; 3,400 persons are killed each year doing 
farm work; and 4,700 farm residents die on the high- 
ways in non-work accidents. 

Seventy-four per cent of all motor vehicle accident 
fatalities occurred on rural highways in 1959. 

One out of every seven killed in motor vehicle acci- 
dents is a farm resident. 

One million farm residents suffer disabling injuries 
each year. 

In a study made of 1,208 fatal accidents over a ten- 
year period on Illinois farms, only 19 persons were killed 
by lightning. The other 1,188 deaths were from causes 
that could have been avoided by people doing the things 
they know should be done. This might also apply to 
the other 19 casualties as there are well-known safe- 
guards for protection from lightning. 

Accident prevention requires positive action. The 
person who allows his thinking to drift many times re- 

grets the tardiness of thought in retrospect. Why must 
we pay this costly price for education? The price in 
Illinois every year in deaths, losses of sight and limb, and 
numerous other permanent and temporary physical dis- 
figurements is a tremendous loss. If we make safety an 
integral part of good farming, we can do this job of 
saving lives and avoiding the painful experiences of 
disabling accidents. 

There are rules for the road, rules for operating mod- 
ern farm equipment and common sense safety restric- 
tions in daily living that apply to all. The only way 
these rules can serve you is for you to follow these di- 
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but too many are killed and injured in this business of 
farming and in the pleasure of rural living. This need 
not continue to be true, if we would do what we know 
we should before, instead of after, that accident. 

National Farm Safety Week, July 23-29, could be a 
tremendous success if we live every week as Farm Safety 
Week in our homes and on our farms. It is worth the 

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July 1961 



WILLIAM J. KUHFUSS, Mackinaw, President 

EDWIN GUMJI, Galesburg, Vice President 

WILFRED SHAW, Secretary 


Treasurer and Director of Finance 

PAt'L E. MATIIIAS, General Counsel 



Eric Anderson, Wadsworth; R. E. Lamoreux, Lanark; 
William C. Steinert, Erie; Kenneth Streicher, Shef- 
field; Clair J. Hemphill, Elwood; Elmer Widholm, 
Clifton; Milo Miller, Pekin; Ed R. Kuntz, Prince- 
ville; Vernal 0. Brown, Vermont; Royce Moore, 
Jacksonville; Carl Heerdt, Lovington; Merle Jeffers, 
Catlin; Leath Postlewaite, Palestine; Arthur R. 
Monke, Litchfield; Wilbert Engelke, Granite City; 
Harold E. Hartley, Centralia; Clarence MeCanley, 
Mt. Vernon; and William Sauer, Murphysboro. 


Country Life Insurance Company; Country Mutual 
Insurance Company; Illinois Agricultural Auditing 
Association; Illinois Farm Bureau Serum Associa- 
tion; Illinois Farm Supply Company; Illinois Fruit 
Growers Exchange; Illinois Grain Corporation; Il- 
linois Livestock Marketing Association; Illinois Milk 
Producers Association ; and Producers Seed Company. 


DON PEASLEY, Director of Publications 

and Executive Editor 

BRYCE SIDES, Assistant Editor 

DON PHILLIPS, Assistant Editor 

WILLIAM E. CLARK, Director of Production 

WALTER J. LINNE, Staff Artist 

JOHN J. LACEY, Editorial Consultant 

WILLIAM W. ALLEN, Secretary of Information 

IAA RECORD is published monthly by the Illinois 
Agricultural Association at 1027. N. 7th St., Mil- 
waukee, Wis. Editorial Ofllces, 1701 Towanda 
Avenue, Bloomington, Illinois. Second-class postage 
paid at Milwaukee, Wis., and at additonal mailing 
ofllces, May 22, 1053. Address all communications 
for publication to Editorial Offices, Illinois Agricul- 
tural Association RECORD, 1701 Towanda Avenue, 
Bloomington, Illinois. The individual membership 
fee of the Illinois Agricultural Association is seven 
dollars a year. The fee includes payment of fifty 
cents for subscription to the Illinois Agricultural 
Association RECORD. Postmaster: Change of ad- 
dress notices on Form 3579 are to be sent to 
editorial offices, 1701 Towanda Avenue, Blooming- 
ton, Illinois. 

Illinois Farm Bureau Magazine 




'Menace That Threatens Our Future 9 Page 8 

Perfect Patrons Participate, Provide, Promote Page 10 

Sixth in a Chain Page 12 

Springfield Scene Page 16 

Farm Bureau Occupies its New Home Page 18 

New Map System Gives Farm Families 'Street Numbers 9 Page 20 

Pool Pennies for Product Promotion Page 22 
Watching Washington ^^~ —.Page 23 

'Safety Is A Family Affair 9 -^ ~ Page 25 


'Could You Be Next?' an editorial by President Kuhfuss Page 5 

What's New in Farm Bureau Page 6 

'Hogs Get Ulcers,' an editorial by John lacey Page 7 

From the Country Pulpit Page 12 

Prize Pix Page 13 


The move to Bloomington is in the spotlight this month as head- 
quarters of the Illinois Agricultural Association shifts from Chicago 
after 46 years in the state's largest city. Our cover shows interest- 
ing scenes around the new building as recorded by William Clark, 
IAA production department director. 1. View from north of park- 
ing lot showing the covered passageway to power and heating 
plant. 2. View from second floor, looking into the courtyard. 
3. Nearly-completed courtyard. 4. Second floor library, showing 
its location on courtyard. 5. View of southeast corner, looking 
northwest. Main entrance is on far side, where flag is waving. 



FOR YOUR RETIREMENT««.os notour efee con/ 

Today's progressive 
family knows that the day of 
leaving retirement to chance is over. 

With a Country Life Retirement Plan your money will be 
saved systematically for you. It will grow in value so that 
you'll receive $200, $300, $400 or more every month during 
your retirement years! And, during the years before your 
retirement, your family is fully protected for the face amount 
of the policy. 

Do this "VERY 


Call your Country Life agent 
now and have him work out 
a sound retirement plan for 
you and your wife. He can be 
reached in his office at the 
County Farm Bureau. 



rt One of the Country Companies* 

mi, ■ 4-672 (Rev. 2.19-60) * A 

p->"'. OmONM WW NO. 10 ;-k 


1 'Memorandmn 

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pt; TO : , The Director 

date: A'-"- 

r* from : N.P.Callahan 


subject: The Congressional Record 

k $&» eoowralag m sss-i for I J$*elai Sais* Ceai&lifce ea Csptttt Ksttai.- 
SSr, H^teclttd«4ffiia«B«m«mterl3U!sc^s5cU«avU^Jjisreaari:|, 
Isctak* «m tU« Mpart o( ta* program fcr ti-* o&erf *«* of Csglft* Kstlaw 
Vt* at Brwawton, ^8sMfl$tOB. W» ; :c ;:t.^ tectated "Ssrd.bwad booku 

D 'tivfon of Steely ' J. £dg» Bww. 'fte Med Coaia^' Swam" ■ 

' NOT RECO"*** 
126 CGi 3 1961 

C ».; 

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In the original of a memorandum captioned and dated as above, the Congressional 
Record for H^tivi j/t-lo-di was reviewed and pertinent items were 
marked for defector's attention. This form has been prepared in order that 

JOrttoM tflifftf W« inal mw » M(mdu,n "W be dipp * d ' D10unled ' P 
luM»|r subject matter files. 

OCT-ld 1961" 

4-572 (Rev. 2-19-60) 


y Memorandum 


TO : The Director date 

from : N. P. Callahan 

: r//sA/ 

subject: The Congressional Record *Q/ 

SENATE ' ' \ ^X 

Pages 15030-15052. Senator Thurmond, (D) South. Carolina, and \ 

other Senators discuss the effects of the anti-anti- Communist campaign directed \ 

at military personnel. Miscellaneous articles, editorials, etc. were included. £\ 

Page 15047 Senator Mundt, (R) -South Dakota, discusses the need for the public Vs. 

to know more about communism. He quotes Mr. Allen W. Dulles as follows: ! \ 
"We need far and wide in this country more education on the whole history of \ 

the Communist movement. " . Mr. Mundt went on to state "Some would say that \^ 

we do not want to have any Republican testimony. If notp let them go to J. Edgar \^ 

ijE-Ioover. Let them pick at random any spot in his book^asters^fJDe^U'. or >/£ 

[any pronouncement of Ms. He reiterates that theme over and oyer again ife^ h 

ppeech^after speech during a lifetime devoted to opposing and exposing g 

communism. " •"' | 

In the original of a memorandum captioned and dated as above, the Congressional 
Record for 7 // VA c,J-> J ■'' ■ ',• / »■ was reviewed and pertinent items were 
marked for the Director's /attention. This form has been prepared in order that 
portions of a copy of the original memorandum may be clipped, mounted, and placed 
in appropriate Bureau case or subject matter files. 

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&UL4"t*ieuadti^ venue 
Montrose, California 


Fear I--rf.. 

Yoar letter of Septen-iber o, 1 Jol, hat. been 
received, and the interest promoting you to communicate .vith 
we i£ ip^reciated. 

It was indeed good of you to giva ire ilia benefit of 
your observations and comn ente concerning jv y book, •*£ alters 
of Deceit. '* v hile I am rrost appreciative of your thoughtful 
suggestion, you ir.ay ^ith to tmo,** that although this book hat 
not been translated into Portuguese, it has been into ^mfch, 
and is published by EditorM letras, «. £., £venida 7\ orelot 
Number 45, I, exico 1, D. F. 

I *vouid like to express my thanks for ysjur^ner- 
ouc remarks relative to my efforts us Director of th|§Buifeu. 

I am enclosing some material you vay^ie thread. 

Sincerely yoart , * *•■ "^ 

,' 'rCnfeotJAlfcH) 



I olson _ 
lielmont , 

4-17-61 Internal Security Stateir ent 

ItaitM in God—Cur Answer To Communism (Crusader, 6-G1) 








t ^n ' Q < OWe Nat$fr>*s Response To Communism, September, 1)60 
Ua y The Communist Menace: Red Goals and Christian Ideals (Christianity 

yan^ c / Today Series, October 10, and 24, and N ivember 7, 1033) 

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l—prior correspondence identifiable with Mrs. 

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2314 Glenada Ave* 
Montrose, Calif, 
Sept. 5, 1961 

J. Edgar Hoover 
Washington, D. 0* 

Mr. Tolson 

2Ir. BeImont_ 
35Ir. Mohr. 


Mr. Callahan 

Mr. Conrad . 

Mr. MaIone__ 
Mr. K^p^n 

is a "must" in reading 

Your book, "Masters of Deceit" 
for every citizen. B * "" 
into Spanish and Port 

iTtV^lJt* B °T h 5? e ? oa and Mexico - But tow do v/e do "it? 
7™ - ? razy ldea that some allege or university which soecial-- 

worsea out with a Foundation? And would you not hav P to nr»5i« %«• 
another copyright for each translation? SgJve it a thou'Sht' 7 
Mr. Hoover, because it is bo urgently needed! tnought, 

I'ey God's richest bleepings he vours Yt wnmro-nr 
Americans have such faith in you* y° u *s, „,r. Hooverl 

Mr. CnllivaEL- 

Mr. Tarcl 

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Miss Gandy 

My dear Mr* Hoover: S*\ 

n "^! ucl ' B UJ - ^euexTi" is a "must" in readinrf -n-^-v^U 

But I suspect that it has not been transla|e*SXW 
•tusuese. I touI^ We to have it in ev^ry ^M^^ 


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Eeurairtel 9-8-61. 

Enclosed is a letter for personal delivery by you to afoove- 
eaptioned individual, together with a copy for your files. I am also 
forwarding, under separate cover, a copy ofr foffasters of Deceit" which 
should be presented by you. "' 

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7403 Pershing Avenue 

University City 30, Missouri 


Tour letter postmarked September 6 has been 
brought to my attention, and I do want to thank you for your 
thoughtfulness in writing. 

It is always encouraging to hear from young 
people who are aware of the threat represented by communism. 
The responsibility of protecting and preserving the freedoms 
we cherish will soon belong to the members of your generation 
and, for this reason, I was especially interested to learn of 
your concern about this problem. 

My book, "Masters of Deceit," was written in 
the hope it would become an easy-to-read text for students and 
other Americans desirous of knowing more about the menace of 
communism. I am glad that you have found it beneficial, and I 
am indeed pleased to present you with a copy which I have auto- 
graphed to you. 




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1 - St. Louis 
1 - Mr. Suttler 

1NOTE: Correspondent, wh« is 13 years old and an 8th grade student, wrote to 
the Director in care of the St. Louis Office. SAC, St. Louis, recommended 
that a copy of "Masters of Deceit" be autographed for her and sent to the SAC 
|for personal presentation. Bufiles, as well as those of the St. Louis Office, 
f contain n» informa tion regarding correspondent and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 

See cover letter of same date to SAC. St. Louis. 










■* FD-56 (FiQV. 12t13-56) 


Date: 9/8/6l 


| Mr. T-J--T1 , \ 

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Attached is a letter addressed to the Director, 
c/o St. Louis Office, written by captioned individual, a 13-year 
old eighth grade student. I was impressed by the contents of such 
letter and immediately undertook to discreetly ascertain a little 
background about her. 


pare nts of L 

a con tact of this office, operates 
I He a dvised that Mr* and Mrs. 
] reside in the apartment 

I which address is actuall y 7403A Pershing , 

university oity 30, Missouri. He advised the^ 

moved into 

the apartment approximately one month ago, coming from some small 
town in Illinois. They were described as apparently a. veyv fine 
couple approximately 34 and 35 years of age. I I will be 

employed thi s school term at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. 

beg ins tea ching at Hanley Junior High 
just graduated from Washing4 

and his wife, | 

School in University uity. 

ton University. 



Uur indices are negative as to 

I recommend that consideration be given to having 
the Director autograph a copy of the book "MASTERS OF DECEIT" for 
and that such be sent to me for personal presentation. 

3 - Bureau (Enc. l) 
1 - St. Louis (62-0) 


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Special Agent in Charge 

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"7 403 Pershing 
Uni versit sLCik,-MQ,_ 

Dear Sir, 



I T m 13 and in the 8th grade. When I was in the 7th grade 
my teacher and I had many discussions about the Soviet Union and 
Communism. My teacher then suggested that I read your book. I 
started to, but found it impossible to over what you had written and do 
school work too. I sadly informed my teacher that I could not, as also 
my fellow classmate, finish reading your book and keep up with school 

Cs Then school ended and vacation started and I thought no more 

of "Ma sters of D eceit " 

Toward the end of August things began to slow down and 
I had more time to read and think over what I read. 

I found that my mother had bought "Masters of Deceit, " 
planning to read it herself. 

When I started I was the "unknowing American, ft by the 
time I finished the book I was determined not to be "doped" in having 
anything to do with helping the Communist Party USA when I got older. 

Right now I'm to young to do anything, but keep alert and 
that is my intension. 


Yours truely, 


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Dear Mrs. 

Your letter dated September 9, 1^61, has been 
received, and I appreciate the interest prompting you to write. 

I have always encouraged our citisens to educate 
themselves about the communist menace, since I feel that knowl- 
edge of this subversive conspiracy's aims and methods is the 
greatest defense against it. In this connection, I am enclosing 
some literature you may care to read. 


I appreciate your interest in my book, "Masters 
of Deceit . " This is not published by the Government anTHSis ~~ ~ 
"Bureau does not have copies available for distribution. You 
should be readily able to obtain it at your local libraries or 


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Sincerely yours, 

John Edgar Hoover 


Enclosures (5) 

Director !s Statement 4-17-61 re Internal Security * 

3-60 LEB Introduction & An Analysis of the 17th National Convention 

of the Communist Party, USA Ls ] .., / 

£pmmunist ^usLon & Democratic Reality yj /..*"* ■> £/ 

Com*au5ist Mrfy, USA / 

Series from "Christianity Today" 

N#3gEc ;€to"rr&af)6hdent cannot be identified in Bufiles. 

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Sullivan , 
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Gilson, 111 
Sept 9 1961 


I would like a, copy of the pamphlet " Masters 
of Deciet" or any information of the Communist rule. 

Myself along with lots of other people have no 
idea what the communist rule is. We know they do not 
believe in God & We know the rule is not good other than that 
nothing. I would like to work this thru our Home Bureau & try 
to clear up the minds of some people. Any help would be 
appreciated thank you, 

s/ Mrs 
Gilson, m" 





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On November 25, 1960, immedia tely afte r' the annual meeting of 

/, mander 

33 Inspect ors' General of the Scottish Rite, 


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with an autographed c opy of "M asters oTDece it. " Commander 

presented Grand Com- 

]was very happy to receive it, [ 

] spoke to 

that day on the 

possibility of the Scottish Rite Bodies in the Southern Jurisdiction of the' 
United States making a wide dist ribution of the Director's book to schools and 
DeMolay Chapters ♦ Commander! ]seemed quite interested at the time, as 


he felt it would fit into t he educa tional program he was advocating for Scottish Hi _ 
in the years 1961-1962. | said he was making a long trip in the near future,C73 

contacting various Scotti sITKIIe D istricts, but after he returned from the trip in ^ 
early 1961 he would call | | and he did., , 


has been to see him on severa l occasi ons t his year to 



discuss the matter further. Last month Commander 

stated he would like to get 62 copies of the book to send to key-men throughout 

the country with a personal request that they read the book, then send him their 

reaction. He asked Suttler to write something he could say along these lines so 

he could have a s lip placed in the front of each book letting the recipient know that *S 







^ pas sending the book and would appreciate the recipient's reaction^ 

]did this, and the following paragraph was mad e-un on 5 by 8 paper and — 

] about two weeks ago: 

placed in each of the 62 books sent out by Commander] 










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M. A. Jones to DeLoach Memorandum 



A list of the 62 men to whom the book was sent is attached. 

On Wednesday, September 6, Commander 



long distance phone from Mississippi and stated he was very much interested in 
the Scottish Rite obtaining the rights to produce a "Class A" motion picture of 
the Director's book, "Masters of Deceit. " He wanted to know whether Mr. Hoover 
would be interested in granting such permission by no later th an the m orning of 
September 11, as he would return t o Washin gton on that date. ,1 ^discussed 

this with Mr. 

to tell Commander 

that we 

DeLoach who advised] 

could n ot enter into any negotiations on a m otion pi cture at this particular time. 
I returned to Washingto n today, called I l and was furnished the answer 

suggested by Mr. DeLoach. | [stated he was disappointed, as he felt the 

tremendous power of Scottish Rite could be placed b^hiiiiLthe production and 

would have a tremendous effect. At the same time 

a very favorabl^ reaction from the recipients of the t>2 copies of "Masters of 

Deceit" he had previously sent out and was quite pleased over this. 

stated he was getting 


[said t.n [ 

fight communism? " 
him to do for the pasf 


what can we do to help Mr. Hoover 
told him he could do what he has been trying to get 
year, e.g., get approval of the Supreme Council of 
Scottish Rite to purchase a large number of "Masters of Deceit" for distribution 
to school children and DeMolays, and to have influential Scottish Rite Masons 
throughout the Southern Jurisdiction make the necessary arrangements with 
school boards to have "Masters of Deceit" be made a permanent part of the 
school curriculum so our present and future generations of children will become 
cognizant of the dangers of communism. 

At this point Mr J "| stated he would like to have a letter from 

Mr. Hoover on his willingness to cooperate in such a venture so he would have 
something tangible to actually present to t he Supr eme Council when it meets in 

Washington in October, 1961. [ 

told I l it would not be .politic for 

Mr. Hoover to write a letter advocating the wide dissemination^ his own book, 
but he felt sure Mr. Hoover would be very happy to learn of his interest in the 
distribution of "Masters of Deceit" and would at that time express his willingness 
to cooperate with Scottish Rite in any manner possible which would foster the 
study of communism so the children could compare the evils of communism with 
their own heritage of freedom which t hey sho uld learn from the study of American 

stated that any expression from 

History and democracy. Commander 

Mr. Hoover would give Trim an opening wedge to put across his ideas to members 

of the Supreme Council during their October meeting. ■ 

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An appropriate letter is attached. 

That the attached letter be forwarded to Commander 
oi the Scottish Rite Supreme Council. 




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30B Tampa St. 
T23npa, Florida 


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Salt Lake City, Utah 


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107 West Broad St. 
Richmond, Virginia 

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Washington 9, D. C. 

Helena, Montana 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

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Seattle 99, Washington 



2"0J7_.3ath PL 
Des_Moines, Iowa 

P. O. Box 567" 
Yankton," South Dakota 


Library Bldg. 
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2003 GSt., N.W. 
Washington, D. C. 


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Education ~ ~ *r " 

2283 JFaiEracB«at Blvd. 
Eugene, Oregop 


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Salt Lake City 10, Utah 


Des Moines 10, Iowa 


lzjjLuumi &>i. 

Bonne Terre, Missouri 


x 'Fqrd Motor CjQu„ 
7123 Lake Shore Drive 
Dallas 14, Texas 


Mississipjpi College 
Clinton, Mississippi 


F". O. Box 1558 


IJi40_Massachusetts. Aye...,„ N. W. 
Washington, D. C. 



1346.LaSaUe Aye. 
Mimu\i polls 3, Minnesota 


Box 1673 

Lincoln 1, Nebraska 




g&hool of Educati on 
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Hattiesburg, Miss. 

3800 N. .Charles St. • 
Baltimore 18, Maryland- 

4035 Belle Ave. 
Baltimore 15, Maryland 


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Cheyenne, Wyoming 


Tulsa i, Oklahoma 


>._O^Box 2407 
Reno, Nevadsr — 

709S..W, .1.5tb...Ave. 
Portland 5, Oregon 

Ame^tcanuSecurity. & Trust 
Washington 13, JD. G. 


<i020 W.. 3rd at. 

Little Rock, Arkansas 


NL3 12, Harrison Blvd. 
Boise, Idaho 


" 1135 Pendleton Street 
Greenville; South Carolina 

P. O. Box VtSh 
Juneau, Alaska 

N^25 Failing Bldg. 
Portland 4, Oregon 


1600 Woodland Ave. 
Winter Park, Florida 


^.-Xt.JBox 2874 
Louisville Station 
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2 011 DupontA ve. S~ 
Minneapolis 67~ Minnesota 


Savannah, Georgia 

514 Government St. 
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Miss Louise Zoerner 
Permissions Department 
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. 
383 Madison Avenue 
New York 17, Ne^ York 

Bear Miss Zoerner: 

Your letter of September 7, 1981, 

with enclosure, has been received. In reference 

to your inquiry, we have no objection to the use 

of extracts from "Masters of Deceit" in security 

education publications used by Wright-Patterson 

Air Force Base, Ohio. 

Sincerely yours, 

cotrJ^si 1 Clyde Tolson |j'»- 

NOTE: We have previously been advised of the purchase of 
'/ 2^^3°°9 ^N^il? the Air For ce for use in their security program. 

<' It is noted that in July, 1961, we gave permission for the use of 

excerpts from "Masters of Deceit" in the security education and 
l±Z> ^^°}%|t'H^pgram of this Air Base. 

Mohr , 

Callahan f j 

Conrad t * J ' ~* ,*- * *> 

DeLo. ch JVA:dgS -p^ — 

Malone (4) V J \ I A 

Rosen * \ * - 






Tele* Room 


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Mr. Toteon. 

! Mr. Belmont... 
Mr. Mohr — 




Mr. MaUvnn — 
Mr. Rosen. — 
Mr. Suliiv&n.. 
Mr. Tavel 

Mr. TiM'fpr . 

Tele. Room, 

Mr. Ingi "xm 

Miss Gandy , 

Mr. Clyde Tolson 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington, D.C. 

Dear Mr* Tolson: 

We enclose a carbon copy of a letter dated 
September 7 received from Mr Force Logistics 
Command, United States Mr Force, Wright- 
Patterson Mr Force Base, Ohio - Lt. Col, 
Robert W. Fox. 

Would Mr, Hoover be willing to have us grant 
permission for the use of the material they 
request from MASTERS OF DECEIT? 


Louise Zoerner 
Permissions Department 

' REQ- SI 



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ims SEP 5 19 

Hastes?*? of Deceit* by J* Edgar Hoewer 

H<&t f Eimbart and TJinston 
Hew Xork HST 


22&s Oomand a«c«rifiLy p^cfoased 2000 copies of lb?* IIoovo^s book flfoa 
your ££m* 32» bodka &ro vmd as afefejeomo voltusoa in connection tiitli 
socnrity odts3d.-a.on of i&Htary and civil service p&rsennoU 

3Ms lottos is to r&qx&st authority to publish ox&acts in $eoiseity 
education publications used tithta this co£r&nd# 


ROBBFtf W # FOX, fcfc Gd> U3AF 
Assistant for Security (El) 
Office of In^pootor Gemral 

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•32 A 2^/& ^ *" chol^J) September 18, 1961 


1804 uomancae i-toaa 
Pueblo, Colorado 

Dear Mr. 

It was thoughtful of you to write on September 11, 
and I deeply appreciate your very kind remarks concerning my 
book, "Masters of Deceit. " Although I am unable to send you 
publications regarding communism on a continuing basis, ' ' ^ 

enclosed is some material which I hope will be of assistance to w , gf 
you. •§ 


< I 

Sincerely yours, 

■- ! ; ' 

Enclosures (5) 

Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 

3-1-60 LEB Intro and An Analysis of the 17th National Convention <of the CP, USA 

What You Can Do $o Fight Communism 

lib 'fl ^^ r tti Il S. ernal Securit y Statement 
f * E %pose*bfCSoviet Espionage 



Mohr | "*; '_ m J .. 

coirad 11 t$J1£; Bufiles contain no record re correspondent. [ " p '• 

Evans *vr" 

Mai one . , ' 

Rosen _ 

suiiivan BSrbaw , •? . r t 

a, m- Y Jt&J 

Tele* Room / ,„*, '-y / \ 

Ingram Mr*^ I 1 i i * * * ' 1 


56 SEP 221981 









to 6 

1803 Comanche Road 
Pueblo, Colorado 
September 11, 1961 

J Mr. JMtv^ 
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Ilr. Tv ltiz„ 
Tele. H^ori..., 
Mr. lB~rarcu, 
Mis3 Gandy„ 

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

I have read with much interest your book ^Masters of Deceit," ^ 
and wish to express my thanks for your making this book available to 
the American public, 

I am writing now to request additional information on the $ v 
Communist menace, in this country as well as the rest of the world, 
I would appreciate your mailing me the information you have available fc^ 
in this respect. Also, if you know of publications printed regularly, g | lv . 
I would like to be placed on the mailing list to receive them. ^ 

Yours very truly, 



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Holt, Rinbhart and Winstcw, :inc ? • publisher 


September 13, V^flZ 


Mr, Tolson.. 

Tele. Room,. 
Mr. Ingram..„ 

Mr. Clyde Tolson 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington, D, C. 

Dear 'Mr. Tbl'son: 

lour letter of September 5 has 
been referred to me: this in reference 
to. the resident of Northfield, Illinois 
who -was unable to purchase ^MASTEES OF 

She is obviously referring 'to 
the" Pocket Book edition since I have *9^ 
never heard of any instance of distributors-^^ 
"tyihg-in" a trade edition of a book with 
any other book. I am sending a copy of 
my letter and* a Thermofax copy of your 
letter to Mr* Freeman Lewis of Pocket 

Books. ^j ^.fOtfaiX 

At* \ Ml • 


" K/pH 

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cc Mr. 






Tolson _ 



A--JT DeLoach 

A 7 Evans _ 



Mr. Mohr 

CD. DeLoach 


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September 5, 

all \mmvm mm 

\Wilson, Vice President, 

Mai one 
Rosen . 


Tele. Room . 



While discussing other matters with JL 
United Press International (UPI), 9-5-61, Lyle told me that recently while at Daytona 
Beach, Florida, he had noted an item in a local paper reflecting that the Daytona Beach 
Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs had purchased a considerable number of Mr. Hoover's book 
"Masters of Becei&'Jior distribution to high schools and colleges. 

— * 

Lyle stated that he was very interested in the amount of good such a 
program could bring about. He asked if other civic organizations ou veterans outfits 
had done likewise. I told him this had been done in numerous instances and that 
The American Legion particularly had been instrumental in carrying on such programs. 


Lyle stated he would like to do a syndicated article on the above matter. 
He felt this would spur the sales of "Masters of Deceit" considerably. He asked if we 
could get together a partial list of instances in which civic and veterans organizations 
had purchased wholesale quantities of "Masters of Deceit" for the purpose of 
distribution to scholastic institutions, etc. I told him the Director would be glad to 
have us do this and that we deeply appreciated his interest. 



We will compile the list in question and send it through for approval 

1 - Mr. Jones 




66 SEP 2S1W 



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ff0 SEP 38 1961 

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Mr. DeLoachj^ 



date: 9-8-61 

: VfSfy&C 

subject: ""MASTERS OF DECEIT' 

* Tolson _ 



JgfSnrad _ 
^V Evans // 



Sullivan _ 



Tele. Room . 




Reference is made, to your memo to Mr. Mohr of 9-5-61 concerning 
the request by Lyle Wilson, United Press International, for a partial list of 
civic and veterans organizations who have purchased wholesale quantities of 
"Masters of Deceit" for distribution to scholastic institutions, etc. 

Wilson will be orally furnished considerable detailed information 
about the entire program of "Masters of Deceit" being distributed by patriotic - 
minded organizations to various institutions in this Nation. He will also be 
advised that the book is available at reduced rates when purchased in quantity 
orders by contacting Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, 
New York 17, New York. Attached is a list of a number of the groups which 
have distributed "Masters of Deceit" in large quantities, and it is suggested 
that this list be made avaHable to Lyle Wilson informally. Also attached is 
a news clipping from the Tulsa World which can be given him in this connection. 


Enclosures (2 

That the attached material be given to Lyle Wilson informally. 





58 SEP 221961 




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Tolson __ 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 




Mai one 





Tele. Room . 


Gandy . 

(1) In. 1958 the Veterans of Foreign. Wars of Indiana distributed a 
large number of copies of "Masters of Deceit" to high schools 
in the State of Indiana. (94-1-9971) 

(2) The Hawaii Residents* Association^ Inc. , Honolulu, Hawaii, 
distributed some 500 copies of the book to be placed in libraries 
in Hawaii. 

(3) In 1960 the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Indianapolis, 
Indiana, distributed a number of copies to Indianapolis schools* 

(4) The American Legion Americanism Committee supplied copies 
of "Masters of Deceit" to the graduating seniors of high schools 
in the San Gabriel Valley, California, this past year. 

(5) The American Legion posts in the State of Maine recently dis- 
tributed several hundred copies of the book to schools in that 

(6) The Religious Emphasis Foundation of San Diego, California, 
presented approximately 175 copies of "Masters of Deceit" to 

public and parochial schools in the San Diego area recently. (62-104277-1764) 

(7) The Foremanship Foundation, a national group sponsored by 
business, whose purpose is to improve leadership by foremen, 
recently distributed approximately 600 copies of "Masters of 
Deceit" to some 550 foremen's clubs throughout the country. 

(8) Midland for America, a civic organization in Midland, Texas, 
distributed copies of "Masters of Deceit" to over 500 seniors 
at Midland High School in October, 1960. (62-104277-1682) 




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The Rosenstiel Foundation in 1958 distributed several thousand 

(10) In 1058 a local radio station in Miami, Florida, purchased a number 
of copies of "Masters of Deceit" to be used for mz^tnmeZv 
%gh*lZ£* ^^ ° f COmmunis * in Bade Countyf HoHda, 

(U) "£bestroB del Engano, " the Spanish edition of the book, has been 
given wide distribution in Latin America/ 

(18) In the State of Ohio, particularly wide distribution of blasters of 
Deceit has been made to educational groups. For example, a 
Cincinnati bank recently purchased several thousand copies of the 

number of copies of "Piasters of Deceit" to college presidents 
«iroughout the country. Another individual in Ohio made available 

SSH* 6 b °£ k t0 !? mieS and BoBrt of Education meSs in 
Ohio to be considered for use in school curricula. 

(13) t^?°! nla r f ident recentl y distributed a large number of copies 
of "Masters of Deceit" to educators. Also, a local bank in Cafifornia 
gave a copy of "Masters of Deceit" to each new depositor UUU ° rnia 

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Mr. TaveL 
Mr. Trotter. 
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Mr. Ingram. 


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September 15, 1961 



Mr. John Edgar Hoover, DirecrEc 
United States Department of Justice 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington 25, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Your letter of August 31 is much appreciated especially the material you 
enclosed on the general subject of communism, which I have found to be most 
interesting. May I say here that I have great admiration and esteem for one 
such as you who will take the time from his extremely busy schedule to write 
to me; just an ordinary American citizen* 

You will be interested to know that I am a student in a study group in con- 
junction with the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade of Houston, Texas* Our 
group of about 20 persons started our study program only a few weeks ago and 
we will meet semi-monthly. During the imterim we will read selected material 
to broaden our knowledge of this vitally nonportant subject* Needless to say, 
within this short period, we have already been awaked to the real threat of 
the communist conspiracy in the United States as well as the rest of the 
world* Some of us, among them myself, are desperately trying to overcome the 
severe awakening we received from the various films, lectures, etc* Perhaps, 
we too were included among the many who continue to be complacent and indiffer- 
ent and who refuse to recognize the danger to our country* 

Among the literature you sent was reprint from the .June 1961 Crusader which I 
found to be of the utmost interest and if it is possible please send me 20 
additional copies for distribution to the study group* There are several other 
similar study groups in our area and we consult one another in order to exchange 
ideas* Someone handed me a copy of your bulletin, "To All Law Enforcement 
Officials" dated March 1, I960. I find this bulletin very informative and feel 
it can be utilized to our advantage* As a matter of fact, the first page points 
out clearly and concisely the real threat to our American way of life* Conse- 
quently, we as individuals, must work diligently towards educating ourselves 
and our children properly which ultimately will enable us all to preserve the 
heritage handed down by our forefathers. If you think it advisable, therefore, 
and if it is not material of a confidential nature, kindly send me 20 copies of 
this bulletin for each of us* 

As you point out so aptly, the signs of apathy and complacency are all around us 
as we strive to alert others of the communist threat and it is discouraging 
indeed. It is also incontestable fact that each of us will need increasing 
faittuin our Creator, Who after all, must be far more concerned and outraged, 
than any of us might be, at those atheists and unbelievers, who will dare 
attack Him* 

So, Mr. Hoover, while we do not wish to infringe upon your important activities, 
we will genuinely appreciate any information or assistance you may see fit to 
send which will enable us more effe^tively^c^^elllgently to promote our 
efforts in the right direction ^ ' ^* 

Ttfank H^fii *and GoJmess Xo^* 

effectively, and, intel 

Ack. by envelope 9-20-61 

*.*, SEP t&JL 1961 






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September 20, 1961 



&* f * I hi Columbia Bible College 
M4J Columbia, South Carolina _ 

Dear Mr. 

You were kind to comment as you did in your 
letter of September 16, 1981 > and I want to take this opportunity 
to thank you for your generous remarks concerning my book, 
"Masters of Deceit. " 

Although I am unable to advise you as to any discounts 
which are available in connection with the purchase of a large 
number of copies of my book, Pocket Books, fcic, r has published 
paper-bound copies of it. It is suggested you may wish to write 
directly to the publisher of this pocket edition, Mr, Freeman A* 
Lewis, Executive Vice President, Pocket Books, Inc., 630 Fifth 
Avenue, New York 20, New York. 

In view of the interest you expressed, I am forward- 
in&, under separate cover, some literature on the general subject 
of communism which may be of assistance to you. 

^^ , 



Sincerely yours, 

J* Edgar Hoover 

ii' ' 

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J 1 - Mr, Adcock - Room 4724 (Sent Direct) 

Tolson _ 
Belmont - 


Callahan . 


Evans . 

USC Material: 





Mai one 




Trotter ^ 

Ingram ^ "^ 

5 copies each of following material- ^ 
Director's Statement Re Internal Security^ 4-17-61 
Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 
oJsftSj" I Communist Party, USA 

— icArf»«*' ,i *«on»-' Three-Part Series from Christianity Today 
— -NOTE: Correspondent is not identifiable in Bufiles. In view of the fact that 

he indicated approximately 100-150 copies of, "Masters of Deceit, " would 

wn°?» t f ill i?i^ round $50-$75, it appears he is already aware of the pocket . , 

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Columbia Bible College 
Columbia, S.C. 

Sept. 16 

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Y/ashington, D..C. 

Dear Sir: 

Two years ago I wrote you for material to help me on a term 
paper and I made a"B""on it. Now I am seeking your help again. 
Last night we saw the film "Operation Abolition" and because some 
of the students here can't affor^Sto buy books for various reasons 
I bought 20 copies of your book " Masters of D ece it" a nd gave them^- 
out to those who would read them.' As a result HHaereT are between ' / 
100-150 more that want to have them. This will cost me around 
$>50-§75 which I can take out of my savings account if necessary k 
but I was wondering if for such a large number of copies it would 
be possible for me to get a discount and where is the best place 
to get that many at one time? Discount or no discount I feel 
this book should be in the hands of every young person as well as 
adults and no matter what I must pay I intend to see that they get 
these copies 1 

I want to thank you for your time and any help you may be able 
to give to me in regard to the above. I also want to thank you 
for the book and the past help you have given to me. 

Sincerely vours 



m SEP 21 1361 





September 20, 1061 




$«> 1402. Circle Drive 

Abilene, Texas 


Your letter dated September 15, 1961, has been 
received, and I appreciate the interest prompting you to write. 

I regret I am unable to furnish the information 
you desire since the JbBI does not have available for distribution 
a list of the type requested, nor can I advise you of a source 
where such a list may be obtained. 

Enclosed is some literature about communism you 
maj care to read. 

Sincerely yours, 

Tolson _ 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 


Evans __ 

Mai one 


Sullivan ^ 


Trotter _ 

John Edgar Hoover 

Enclosures (4) 

i v 

3-60 LEB Intro, and An Analysis of the 17th Natl Convention of the CPUSA 
What You Can Do To Fight Communism 
Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 
Christianity Today series 

-NOTE: Correspondentg?a^ot^e^dentmed in Bufiles. 



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1402 Circle Drive 
Abilene, Texas 
September 15, 1961 

Mr . J . Edgar Hoover 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Uinth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue 
Washinfcon, D* C. 

Dear Sir: 


I am just now reading your " Masters of Dec eit" in 
which yon mention "a Guide to Subversive Organizations 
and Publications". I have sent for a copy which I as- 
sume names those known. V/ould it not also be useful to 
us "lay" iunericans who want desperately to know how to 
preserve our freedoms to have access to a list of indi- 
viduals who are known communists. Is such a list a- 
vailable? If so, can you tell me how to get one? 

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Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 

19 September ipfift. Maione 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr, J. Edgar Hoover, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
Department of Justice, 
Washington 25, D. C. 




Mr. Tolson 
Mr. Belmont— 
[r. Mohr 


mv. Callahan.... 
Mr. Conrad- 
Mr. DeLoa< 
Mr. Evans. 


Mr. Sullivan™ 

Mr. Tavel 

Mr. Trotter 

Tele. Room 

Mr. Ingram 

Miss Gandy_ 


Dear Mr. Hoover: 

It is with a great deal of interest and pleasure that I have received 
a copy of y Qur book P l 'Masters of Deceit 11 , through our mutual friend Mr. 
of The Quartermaster Association. 

Aside from its' informative value, I shall count it among my library 
treasures from one whom 1 have long admired for great professional integrity 
and outstanding service to our country and its institutions. 

Please accept my sincere appreciation. 

Sincerely yours, 

Colonel , U. S. Army 




LA 11^ 


56 SEP 2 7 19S1 





WBB- S5 

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September 22, 1981 


Alva, Wyoming 

Dear Mrs, 

Your letter of September 15, 1951, addressed to 
the Attorney General has been referred to me, and I do want to 
enpress my thanks for your generous comment. 

Certainly, communism is the greatest single 
threat facing the freedoms we all cherish, and it represents a 
problem which should be of vital concern to every American. 
My book, "Masters of Deceit, " was intended as a basic text on 
this subject and I do appreciate your interest in it. 

In response to your request, I am pleased to 
enclose some material you may like to read. 

Sincerely yours, 

IL EdgdE Hoover 

JMJLEO, 30, 

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Enclosures (5) * 

Communist Party, USA 

4-17-61 Internal Security Statement ^. 

LEB 3-60, Analysis of 17th Natl. Convention of CommWst Party, USA 

Christianity Today Series -#> "* 

One Nation's Response To Communism s ^» ,<£ 

NOTE: Bufiles contain no information concerning corttegpondent. 

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Alva, Wyo. 
Sept. 15, 1961 

Att. Gen. R. F. Kennedy 
Washington, D. C. 
Dear Sir; 

I have just finished reading "Masters of Deceit, " 
and would like to commend you for having such a man as J. Edgar 
Hoover in your employ. I would enjoy reading anything else he 
has written. 













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Form No. AD-92 
(ED 5-15-56)- 

: DATE: 



There having b-een classified this day a condemnation 


case on the \ 

Project, Authority is hereby given 


to make up a projectvfile on the basis of this memcrar.- 

dum under number 


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CoWiunications and Records 

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The American Embass 
Rome, Italy 

September 18, 1961 
Director, FBI 
Legat, Rome (9^-2) 

Rebulet dated June 22, 1961, and Rome 
letter dated July 31, 1961. 

jr y 

m. MASSIMO PINlZEdltore Sugar, Milan, 
Ital y, advised on September 14, i9$l, that trarisTatidn 
^^araf^pfoblication of the book "Masters of Deceit" has 
been held up during the summer months but that he ex- 
pects it to be completed within a short period of 
time. He has been urged to complete translation and 
publication of the book at the earliest possible date. 

The Bureau will be kept advised of 
developments and copies of the book in Italian will 
be made available promptly on receipt. No further 
action is being taken. 





2 - Bureau 
1 - Rome 





30 SEPTS' 1961 

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Date: *y~2°.-6l 





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DIRECTOR, FBI date: 9/22/61 

SAG, ST. LOUIS (62-0) 



ReBulet 9/13/61. 

Letter and autographed copy of^'jMasters of ^ 
J Deceit" personally presented to captioned individual 

/ "anr^iy office 9/21/61 . Ceremony taped by KMOX-TV and 

fl > covered by "St. Louis Globe-Democrat". Attached 

^ photo of presentation appeared in "Globe-Democrat 


were deeply impressed and 

Mr. and Mrs. 

most appreciative of the Director's thoughtfulness 
in autographing' the book for their daughter. 

2 - Bureau (Enc, X) 
1 - St. Louis (6;#0) 

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Mr. R. 0. L'AlIi^^- date: September 20, 1961 

Tolson _ 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 
Conrad — 


Mai one 


Sullivan _ 


P.. D. Putnam \ > 




Tele. Room . 





Colonel Jaci#eigan&$ Office of Assistant Chief of 
Staff for Intelligence* (ACSlfT the Pentagon, who is in charge or 
the Counterintelligence Branch of ACSI and with whom Liaison has 
almost daily contact, plans on presenting his mother , ^s^iJJ^amJ t 
/JWeigand of 1438 West 49th Street, Los Angeles,,_£alif offlia, the 
Enclosed copy of We MfecfoF'^bTo^^MsTers of Deceit.* Colonel 
Weigand said his mother is an avid reader and a great aomirer or the 

Colonel Weigand has been extremely cooperative with us 
and there is no derogatory information in our files identifiable 
with either him or his mother. 


Recommend Director consider autographing enclosed book 
to Mrs. William J. Weigand as a special favor to Colonel Weigand. 



1-M. A. Jones 
1-Mr. Malmfeldt 
1-Mr. Putnam 




C S£ &26 1961 



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September 25, 1961 



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J ,. 8261 20th Street 

Westminster, California 
Dear Mrs. 

I have received your letter postmarked September 18, 
and it was indeed thoughtful of you to write. I am most appreciative 
of your kind sentiments and expressions of confidence in my adminis- 
tration of this Bureau. My book, "Masters of Deceit, " was intended 
as a basic text on communism, and I am pleased that you have found 
it beneficial. ~ 

I do want to assure you that the rumors regardin^my; 
retirement are baseless. My only desire is to continue to serve~oujj 
Nation in my present capacity to the best of my ability. ;— f ^ 



like to read. 

Enclosed is some material on communism you may ; 



, SEP ;> 5 1561 


' — Enclosures (5) 

Sincerely yours, 

& Edgar, Hoov;-? 


Tolson _ 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 




Mai one 





Tele. Room . 
Ingram ____ 




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4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 

3-60 LEB Intro. & An Analysis of the 17th Natiefr&l Convention of the CP, USA 

Communist Illusion & Democratic Reality r 

Series from Christianity Today J ^ T > ; / 

One Nation's Response to Communism Z^f " * ^ *~ 

NOTE: Bufiles contain no information concerning correspondent. 






Dear Mr. Hoover, 

I have just been reading in the L. A. Examiner that 
there have been rumors of you retiring from the F. B. L 

I certainly hope this rumor is a false one. The American 
people have complete faith in and admiration of your ability. We look 
-up to you as a truly dedicated fighter of Communism. Your book, 
0"Masters__Qf Deceit. tT was truly an eyeK^nnerr on Communism. In this 
critical period of our history, we need a man of your fortitude and 
undying faithfulness to the preservation of the United States of Americ a. 

We, the people, are behind you 100 per cent and if there 
is anything that I can do as an indiviual to help fight Communism, feel 
free to ask. 


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Yours truly, 

^^v^fev^^ 0.CT, 



! Mr, Ji\ran„ _. 

Mr. lio^m 

Mr. Tavcl ._ 
Mr. Trwltpr.. 
TdA Room_ 
Mr. Epfjranu 
Miss CisHsdy. 

Mr. Tobon^_yJ ™ ™ 

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118 East Olive Avenue^ 
Redlands; "* California" 

Dear Mrs. 

Your letter of September 20, 1961, has been 
received, and your concern regarding the menace of commu- 
nism is understandable. 

In response to your inquiry, I have written a 
book about communism in the United States and how to fight 
it entitled "Masters of Deceit. " Copies of this book can be 
obtained at most bookstores, libraries or from the publisher, 
Holt, Rinehart and Winston,Inc. , 383 Madison Avenue, 
New York 17, New York. The book has a retail price of five 
dollars per copy; however, reduced rates are available through 
the publisher if you desire to purchase large quantities of it. 

I am enclosing a copy of several reprints on 
this godless threat you may wish to read. Copies of this 
material can be forwarded to you in limited quantities f rco 
of charge. 



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Sincerely yours, 

J. Edgar H6WC2 


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Toison _ 
Belmont >. 


Callahan . 



Enclosures (6) 

What You Can Do To Fight Communism 

Director's Statement 4-17-61 re Internal Security 

A View of Reality 

Christianity Today Series 

One Nation's Response to Communism, , ^ 

NOTE; Correspondent is not identifiable in Bufiles. 
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Redlands Calif. 
Sept. 20 - 1961 

Mr J. Edgar Hoover: 

Dear Sir: 

I read in our 'Daily Facts' Sept. lfr-' 61 an 
article by Lyle Wilson about Senator Mundi^o&N. Dak; about 
' 'Operation Alert' 1 and an article you wrot^Masters of Deceit" 


which were distributed widely in So. Carolina schoolsancT 
Universities concerning infiltration of Communists in the U. S. 
Our circle in the Cong, church would like 500 copies to distribute 
where needed. Can you tell me where I can obtain them and at 
what price, please? 

I think if more people would wake up and do some- 
thing about this menace it would help to get rid of the Communists 
among us 

Thank you very much. 





to SEP 27 1961 



Mad- jH) 





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I have received your letter oi Septorubjr 31, 
with enclosure, and appreciate your interest in v.ritiaj. In 
res2?case to your inquiry, I suggest you contact the publisher, 
Holt, Kinchart and V/instcn, Ine, , 333 &adison Avenue, New 
Yor> 17, Koy; Yorl:, v;ao will also be able to furnish informa- 
tion concerning reduced rates on ''Masters of Deceit' 1 when 
purciL&od in quantity. Ay y^n raquuJt jd, 1 suu returning tho 
nevs eliding you scat. 

Sincerely yours, 










Mai one 


Sullivan — 



Tele. Rogm 

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NOTE : Bufiles contain no information identifiable withtfeo&respondent. 
^enclosed a copy of Lyle C. Wilson's column concerning ^Ggejatiojs' 
" and the distribution of the Director's book in various scfroeTs. * 

Alert" and the distribution of the Director's book in various scKo©Ts. 
BS:rap * , - '/f ^ 

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c YYlontgotnery f Pennsylvania 

TELEPHONE Klngswood 7-2012 

GLENWOOD J. CRIST, Supervising Principal 

LEONARD D. STOLZ, Secretary 


KENNETH G. BILLS, High School Principal 
JAMES PEARCE, Elementary Principal 

Septeiriber 21st, 1961 




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Mr» J # Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Instigation 
Washington 2f> * D«G # 

Dear Hr« Hoover: 

Reference attached United Press International 
article v&ich appeared in the WiQliamsporfc Sun- 
Gasette, Tuesday, September 19, 1961* 

Please furnish info:&ia*don as to sources of 
procurement of your book "Masteraof^DecgJ^"^ Also 
school price on same* ^ ~ — ■«------—- 

Would gpreciate your returning the news clipping* 


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14348 Berg Street 
Sylmar, California 

Dear Mrs. 

I have received your letter of September 17 and want 
to take this opportunity: to thank you for your generous comments 
concerning my book^Masters of Deceit. " 




In response to your inquiries, I would like to point out 
that it has always been my policy to refrain from injecting the FBI or 
myself into problems relating to legislation. Within the Department 
of Justice, the question as to the desirability or undesir ability of legis- 
lation is strictly a function of the Attorney General. 

I would also like to inform you that the FBI, an investi- 
gative agency of the Federal Government, neither makes evaluations 
nor draws conclusions as to the character or integrity of any organi- 
zation, individual or publication. I am sure you can understand my 
being unable to offer any opinion concerning the publications you 

In view of your interest, I am enclosing several items 
dealing with the general subject of communism you may like to read. 


i J 

Tolson _ 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 




Mai one 


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Trotter . 

Tele. Room - 

Ingram . 



-Enclosures (5) 

lJRS:jse (3) 





Sincerely yours, 

7 ' 

(Enclosures and note on next page) 






Director's Statement Re Internal Security, 4-17-61 

Communist Elusion and Democratic Reality 

What You Can Do To Fight Communism 

One Nation's Response To Communism 

Three-Part Series from Christianity Today 

NOTE: Bufiles contain no information identifiable with the correspondent 
on the basis of background available. Correspondent's postscript asking 
about an investigation of the State Department is being purposely ignored 

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Sept 17, 1961 

J* Edgar Hoover 
Head of the F. B. I. 
Washington D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Bravo for "Masters of Deceit, "it is certainly 
an eye opener. 

I believe that we Americans are finally waking 
up. I have always been a proud and thankful American, but 
now I am a slightly scared one and one who realizes even more 
what our great country means to me. 

What, Sir, besides the things that you pointed out 
in the chapter "What We Can Do" can we do in the. way of a bill 
or a law to rid America of this Communist menace without taking 
away our own constitutional rights.- Since you are so careful 
not to accuse people wrongly - what kind of a law - stronger than 
the. Smith Act can we, the people, pass to get them (the known Communists) 
out of action for good? Wouldn't this greatly aid our fight. 

I have read several pamphlets insinuating that "1L S. 
Times" and the N. York Times are both Communist inspired or 
backed, publications. Is this true, and if so why do you have one of 
them endorse your book and mention another favorably? 

Thank you Sir, for your belief in America and the \ 

American People. \ ,vli 




Do you know why our President doesn't say more 
against Communism? Don't you feel a statement by him would 
help knock us out of our apathy? 

Thank you Sir, and God Bless You. 

Mrs J 

14348 Berg St. 

Sylmar, Calif. 

P.S. How can we go about getting an investigation of the State 

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September 27, 1961 


Bosen __ 




740 NorthL«estX3tlL Court 

Miami 35* Florida 


Dear Mr. 

Your letter of September 22 has been received, § 
and it was certainly thoughtful of you to write. I am pleased to ~ ' 
learn you enjoyed my book, "Masters of Deceit," and deeply 
appreciate your very kind remarks. 

Although I would like to be of service, the FBI 
is an investigative agency of the Federal Government and, as 
such, does not make evaluations nor draw conclusions as to 
the character or integrity of any organization, publication or 
individual. I regret that I am unable to help you and hope you 
will not infer in this connection either that we do or do not have 
data in our files relating to the subjects of your inquiry. 

It is always pleasing to hear from citizens who 
demonstrate an awareness of the evils of communism and who 
dicplay a desire to combat this threat to our freedoms. In view 
of your interest, enclosed is some material on the general sub- 
ject of communism you may wish to read. 


Sincerely yours, 


BS:bsp iv 1 :. 







Director's statement re Internal Security 4-17-61 

What You Can Do To Fight Communism 

Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 

The Communist Party Line 

Christianity Today series 

NOTE: Correspondent is not identifiable in Bufiles. We have not 
investigated the Civil Liberties League although there are numerous 
references to this organization in Bufiles. 

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740 N.W.13th Court 
Miami, 3 5, Florida 
September 22,1961 

Mr .J.Edgar Hoover 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington,D .C . 

Dear Mr * Hoover: 

<S> I have just finished reading your book 
entitled t IMAS^M«^E«^E£}JIIT n and I appreciate it very 
much. I think it is our duty to read these books, by you 
or some other author who is "ALL AMERICAN", and to 
familiarise ourselves with the communistic tactics, etc* 
I understand you have another book forthcoming, and if 
so I certainly want to read it. 

Do you have any information you can pass 
on to me regarding the "JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY" and the 
"CIVIL LIBERTIES LEAGUE"? I want to learn more of these 
groups so that I can be on guard. 

I am strictly religious and no organization 
can ever destroy my faith in God. If the churches would 
arouse out of their slumbers and get to work, they could 
probably do more to offset communism than any other 
group. It is a problem and we all need to study it and 
learn more about it, in order to do away with it, in time. 

Again let me thank you for your good work 
and for the book I have just read. 

TE&mfc Irmly vnynrs-^ 

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September 26, 1961 

Mr. DavLtflngle, Jr. 
3919 Washington Avenue 
Evansville, Indiana 

Dear Mr. Ingle: 

Your letter of September 20, 1961, with 
enclosure, was received in Mr. Hoover's absence from 
the city, and I know he would want me to thank you for 
your kind remarks and your thoughtfulness In sending him 
a copy of your message. You may be certain your commu- 
nication will be brought to his attention upon his return. 

Sincerely yours, 

P X % 


Helen W. Gandy 

Tolson _ 
Belmont . 



^fffc^Er^Bfif^^^ontain no derogatorj^nformation re correspondent and 
* last outgoing on 6-15-61, gave him permission to reprint in limited 
Jb^ quantities statements by the Director on_C€tanunisin. Ingle enclosed 

ajcppy^'his Remarks entitled "Tl^ Eternal Conflict' 1 which he delivered 
on ''i-lVw'overTWio Ration WSON, Henderson, Kentucky. These 
remarks contain several favorable references to the Director; however, 
} since Ingle also quoted from Dr. Fred Schwarz' book, "You Can Trust 
1 The Communists, " and from material distributed by the Christian 
Anti -Communism Crusade, it is not felt the* Director should acknowledge 
his letter and that this in-absence reply be used instead. 


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September 20, 1961 

Mr « J . Edgar Hoover, Director / 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 
"Washington 25 , D.C* 

Dear Mr« Hoover: 

Since it was your article "GOD A1TD COUNTRY OR COMMUNISM" thaL=2£^JL^ 
inspired it, I believe you may be interested in the inclosed 
copy of a message I gave on the radio last Sunday in ihe absence 
of our pastor who was sick and in the hospital. 

In your book "BURSTERS OP DECEIT" you showed how the communists 
are indeed masters of deceit • I tried to show that they, the 
communists, are of their father the devil, who is ihe father of 

Most of the information contained in my message was gleaned fro: 
r "MASTERS OF DECEIT" and from Dr» Fred Schwarz* book "YOU CAU TK 
THE COMMUNISTS" and from tracts by the Christian Anti ^Communism 
Crusade* Perhaps I should have said most of the information that 1 
^did not come from God's "Word; for 1hat is the major source of 
linf ormation « 

If we Americans paid more attention to the Bible, we would not 
find ourselves so close to becoming a socialist country ♦ Your 
writings indicate that you do study the Bible > and that is a 
big source of encouragement to me» It is good to know that the 
head of at least one department o£J our government is a true 
Christian ♦ 

I am sorry that this message had to be given at 7:30 in the 
morning; for at that time of day on Sunday there are not too many 
listeners > but I am also thankful for the opportunity of getting 
on the air with it at all « 

Sincerely yours, 

David Ingle, Jr. 

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J, Edgar Hoover 

United States Department of Justice 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington 25, D, C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

You have written me two nice letters and in the last one you mention why 
you could not answer some of my questions and I do appreciate your position 
I do, however, know that in Washington that you have opportunities to visit 
with lots of people who respect your judgment so I will keep you informed 
as to what I am doing and so forth. 

I am enclosing a copy of a letter that I wrote to my three congressmen 
and in that letter I have made two suggestions which I think you will be 
interested in. Please do not go to the trouble to answer this letter be- 
cause I do not want you to embarrass yourself and your position. 

You may be interested to know that I am making the statement and broad- 
casting it that (If I could get^etoery citizen in the United States eighteei 
years and over to read your book ^^Masters of Deceit" and be able to pass 
an examination on it, I think we wouTTTavTTEe^c^^cT war won because if 
they knew what is in that book, and particularly since I know they all have 
respect for you, they would demand action.) 








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September 29, 1961 

Miss Maureen McManus 
Holt, Einehart and I7inston, Inc. 
383 Madison Avenue 
New York 17, New York 

Dear Miss McManus: 

An individual, who has recently 
corresponded with Mr. Hoover, has advised that 
it is impossible to find a copy of Masters of 

Deceit" in the local bookstores in the Greensboro, 

North Carolina, area. I thought you would be 
interested in knowing of this situation. 

Sincerely yours, 



Clyde Tolson 

NOTE: See outgoing letter of same date to Mr. I 
Correspondent's identity is being protected in view of hi 

g protected 

his personal request. 

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J. Eggar Hoover, Director, FBI 
Washington, D.C 

September 20, 1961 

Dear Sir, 

I have recently read that the Communist Party, U.S.A., 
is concerned with a grass roots movement of the Ameri- 
can people against it. As one "blade in the turf of 
this ant i -communist movement, I appeal to you - a 
dynamic leader of our country - for direction. 

Mr. Tolson.../. -^ 

rfe c iu~Jf 

Mr. IZrans 

Mr. :.;..' .u-„. 

Mr. Rosen, 

Mr. is\x\ -van- 
Mr. Ti/;A 

Sir. l:^,L«r 

Tele. Room. 

Mr. Ir^ram 

Miss Gandy 



I have read several books on Russia, the Russian people, 
and communism (including your own highly informative- 
Masters of Deceit ) and now feel as though my basic 
knowledge and understanding of our foe qualifies me 
for more definite action. In talking with our friends 
and acquaintances, I find a veritable army of dedicated, 
patriotic young Americans who only await the arrival 
of a general to lead them. If this sounds melodrama- 
tic, I mean it to be so; these are supercharged times 
demanding all the creative thought and action of which 
we are capable* 

In my opion President Kennedy's fiery "Do not ask what 
the country can do for you" statement was largely re- 
sponsible for hiselection. In the months following the 
election, however, it has become obvious that no sac- 
rifices are to be demanded of Mr. and Mrs. America 

quite the contrary. 

V REG- 45 

My own course of action involves writing letters (I 
■understand communists write them endlessly!) , but 

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there must be more that we can do. If not, then per- 
haps our way of life deserves the oblivion to which it 
is inevitably doomed if the Red Bear is not stopped. 

I remain concernedly yours, 




52p^Sacram^B±o_EuLy:d ..,_ 
Sacramento , 20, Calif. 




Mr. —j—- 

Washington D.C. 
Mr. "J, Edgar Hoover 
Director, FBI 

September 20, 1961 
Dear Mr. Hoover, 

Mr. R '." n .. 

Mr. fc ■ ■ . *n. — 

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Mr. L;kvs,m — 
Miss Gandy 

Last Sunday (September 17) while attending a street art 
exhibit in Berkeley, Oalifornia, my husband and I noted 
two communistic manifestations: 

Pickets carrying "Ban the Bomb" signs and pro- 
claiming that now is the time to act 
and A mimeographed letter on a bulletin board telling 
the "pathetic" story of some poor fellow who had 
been arrested on false charges of subversive acti- 
vities, etc. 

Having recently read you/ iJasteos of Deceit, I felt reason- 
able sure that neither of these items could be entirely 
innocent, especially in the communist hotbed of Berkeley. 

Now, what I would like to know is this. Gould we have 
done something to discredit either of these things (One 
soul had already scrawled something like "BULL" across 
the letter!), or was our wisest course of action complete 
ignoring of them? While^att&a&ing Gal, I became used to 
the "nuts" parading around all the time, but now that I 
have read your book and been absent from the campus for a 
time, I flmd a new evil in these "nuts." 

I v/ould appreciate your advice and guidance as to an al&rted 
citizen's wisest move in such situations, as I may be faced 
with a similar one again some day. 

Sincerely yours, 

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Mrs j ~T y- 

5200 Sacramento Blvd. 
Sacramento 20, CsD-if* 



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September 27, I'GI 

0200 kaerarnonto Boulevard 
Sacramento 20, California 

Dear l&rs. 

I have received your letters of September 20 
and appreciate the concern which prompted yoa to write to me. 
X am plcaaod that you found my book, "Masters of Deceit, n 

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I am glad to know of your desire to combat the 
growing menace of communism, I have always encouraged our 
citizens to educate themselves to the true nature and methods 
of the communist movement in order that they may intelligently 
re&ict the zealous efforts of its adherents to destroy our form 
of government. This knowledge also helps to avoid the danger 
of confusing communism with legitimate dissent on controversial 
issuou. V,ith regard to your question, I hope you will understand 
my position in not being able to offer any advice regarding action 
you should or should not take. 

In view of your interest, I am enclosing several 
items of literature dealing with the general subject of communism 
you may like to read. 



Tobon _ 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 
Conrad _ 


Mai one 

Rosen . 




Tele. Room . 

Ingram , 



<M*VUf» l 

Sincerely yours, 

j ' ?:>•'! 


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-Enclosures (5) 

.4-17-61 Statement re: Internal Security 

iWhat You Can Do -To Fight Communism 

: Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 

-Christianity Today Series 

X>ne NatJcri'sResponse to Communism 

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4-S72 (Rev.. 2t19-60) 

OPTIONAl FORM /^O. 10 ' 




Memoranda m 


The Director 

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N. P. Callahan 

subject: The Congressional Record 






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m OCT 3 1961 

In the original of a memorandum captioned and dated as above, the Congressional 
Record for 7 // ^ ^ >'$ u ?f;?/}j / was reviewed and pertinent items were 
marked for the Director' ^attention. This form has been prepared in order that 
portions of a copy of the original memorandum may be clipped, mounted, and placed 
in appropriate Bureau case or subject matter files. 

64 OCT 6 tttt ^0) 








Marvel Road & Shipley Drive 
Telephone Pioneer 9-4181 



«|£2 S. Monroe Street 

1)5 Van Keuren Street 


DuPont Highway 

Castor Avo. & Belgrade Street 

Marvel Road & Shipley Drive 


1911 Kenmlworlh Ave,, N.E, 

Rogers Road ft New Castle Ave. 

Salisbury, Maryland ^Pf^f s 

September 15, ISfikAJ sf 

Mr. Tolson- 


Hon. J, Edgar Hoover 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

OMany thanks for your nice letter and the autographed copy of your book, 
"Masters of Deceit" . 

Mr. Belmont 

Mr. Mohr 

Mr. Callahan.,™/ 
Mr. Confrad^l. 

Mr. Evans 

Mr. Malono 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Sullivan„. 

Mr. Tavel 

Mr. Trotter™,. 

Tele. Room 

Mr. Ingram™. 
Miss Gandy 

Our mutual friend, Idid a fine job in his talk before the 

Eastern Shore Chapter of the Maryland Motor Truck Association last 
Saturday evening at Ocean City, Maryland ♦ During his talk he highly 
recommended "Masters of Deceit" to those present and I will read it 
carefully and thoughtfully within the next few days . From what I have 
already learned of its contents, I believe eyery red blooded American 
citizen should be encouraged to read it. 

With kind personal regards, I am 


' ^ m 6CT 2 1961 ^ 

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3/ SEP 19 1961 







TO : Mr. Mohr 
from : C. D. DeLoach 


date: September 27, 1961 



With regard to Mr. Tolson's inquiry and the Director's 
I comments on the above-mentioned outline, I, of course, regret exceedingly 
I that the Director did not have adequate time to review this material. 

The outline was prepared by SA Stukenbroeker of the Crime 
Research Section and completed around the end of August^ It was sent to 
my office informally before Labor DayJ'and il6aaTan~nSrormal review 
made of this material by the Domestic Intelligence Division. I also wanted 
to review each page carefully personally before submitting the material 
for formal approval. My absence from the city attending the Legion 
Convention in Denver and numerous special projects prevented my going 
over the outline in detail until the middle of last week. It was submitted 
formally under date of September 21 and was received in the Domestic 
Intelligence Division at 10:54 on September 22. The material was returned 
from that division on September 25 for the retyping of one page which was 
done promptly and the material was returned to my office. 

Every effort will be made in the future to submit material 
J of this type more promptly so that the Director and Mr. Tolson will have 
| adequate time to review it. 


For information. 

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to :Mr. DeLoach 


date: 9-21-61 


:M. ^JyfY 

subject: OUTLINE OF "MASTjy3§*02 


You will recall that the Bureau had been in contact with Irwin S. 
Rhodes, the new Chairman of the American Bar Association Special Committee 
on Communist Tactics, Strategy and Objectives, concerning what the Bureau 
could do to help him in fighting communism. One of the things mentioned was 
to furnish Rhodes an outline of "Masters of Deceit" which could possibly serve 
as a germ of a textbook on communism for high school students. 



A suggested outline has been prepared by Special Agent Fern C„ 
Stukenbroeker of the Crime Records Division and is attached. This outline ^ 

is based directly on "Masters of Deceit. " No effort was made to add supplementary- 
facts, sources, readings, or to set forth charts, maps, etc. The outline was ^ 
prepa red for direct use wi th '^ Masters of Deceit" an dfollows its chronology. 
Stu^yquesti'ons have beeiiaddedto bring into focus some of the key points in the 






Assistant Director William C. Sullivan of the Domestic Intelligence g 
Division has reviewed the outline carefully and feels that it is -a good job. He 
also feels there is no conflict between the use of this outline and the textbook on 
communism now in preparation by the Bureau. 

It is felt that upon approval, this outline should be made available 
to Mr. Rhodes when he is in town on September 27 when the American Bar 
Association Committee comes in for a briefing. 




That upon approval, the attached outline be returned to the 
Crime Records Division to be made available to Irwin S. Rhodes at the American 

/v * Bar Association briefing on September 27, 1961. 



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September 29, 1831 


Dear Mr, 

I have' received your letter of September 22, 1961, 
and the interest prompting you to communicate with me is appreciated. 

It was indeed good of you to give me the benefit of your 
observations and comments concerning my book, "Masters of Deceit. " 
Since you have found that copies are not available in your local book- 
stores, you may purchase a standard edition from the publishers, 
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, toe. , 383 Madison Avenue, New York 17, 
New York. 

In view of your interest, I am enclosing some material 
you may like to read. I want to assure you that your contact with this 
Bureau will be held confidential. f 

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Sincerely yours, 

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Tele. Room 

Enclosures (4) 
~ - \ ( What You Can Do To Fight Communism 

Director's Statement 4-17-61 re Internal Security ^_ 

— Series from "Christianity Today" (J;\ ; 

One Nation's Response to Gommunism *\j 

NOTE: feufiles contain no information identifiable with correspondent. 

JCFrgcb (5) 

Ingram ; ^mm* a ^bs^cv^ i 1 

Gandy , ££ £* QCTP AIL ffi° iffflf TSLETYPE UNIT •— J 


Sept.. 22, 1961 


Mr* J. Edgar Hoover 

Federal Bureau of Investigations 

Washington, D*0, 

Mr. Belmont.. 
Mr. Mohr . 

Mr. CalKahan.-. 
Mr. Con 
Mr. DolJ 
Mr. Evansb 

Mr. Malone 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Sullivan- 
Mr. Tavel 

Mr. Trotter- 
Tele. Room 

Mr. Ingram— 
Miss Gandy_ 



Bear Mr. Hoover: 

I am a refugee, of communist Cuba, and taking into consideration 
our sad experience with the taking over of our country by Communism, 
I am recommending to my friends the reading of vour Ct %as te rs of __,. 
. Deceit" ..' However it is impossible to find it anywhereTieriTlS!dr 
due to this fact hundreds and hundreds of it have not been sold in 
this area. People ask for it in the different book stores and they 
say they have ordered it but dont get it. 

This book I consider it so important that it should be ;' ,- •-■ 

available not only in the book stores but also in every news stand' ' 

I5J&® T c T $ un ' fc £y". I am reffering to the paper back cover. f V 


Yours very truly 

a' 1 0' 

y ir 

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My address: 



P.S. Consider this letter confidential due to the facts that 

I Have still close ^^ft ^-/^^^ %*)\ 


^CS0ii-3 1961 , 

SEP 26 1961 






October 3, lDfel 

REC- 95 





320 South 12QtkAvuiiue 

Holland, Michigan 

Dear Mrs 



Your postal card \?as received on September 29, 
19£1, and the interest ivhich prompted you to \?rite is appre- 
ciated. Although tlu FBI does not have copies of my book, ^ 
^^viastGr^or cocait^ " for salo, it is usually available in £>ubliS& 
libraries 6Fmayb7 purchased at local bookstores. If yen ^ 
cannot obtain a copy in your comn unity, you can secur:; one 
by writing to the piblish'jr, Holt, Rin^hart, and V insto^^feic.^ 
80S I£adison Arenas, Kavr York 17, Kew York. 

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In viev. ? of th; concern you oicprvO£3d, I am'o 
forv/arding;, un*lor separate cover, come n itorial on th; ^ 
^noral subj *ct of coirr^uniain you may wish to read. 

8inc~rcly yours, 

J* Edgar Hoover 

John &dgar Hoover 



OCT 3 -1961 



Tolson — 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 
Conrad — 

Evans . . 

Mai one — 


Sullivan - 


Tele^oom . 

Ingram „ .. ^ 


1 - Mr. Adcock - Room 4724 (Sent Direct) 
USC - Communist Party Line 

4-17-61 Statement re internal security 
The Deadly Contest £ ''*">* 

A View of Reality '''-"■ rfr c 

Faith in God: Our Answer to Communisnf — — — " 

'^'iSoTE: Correspondent is not identifiable in Bufiles. The date 
received is being used inasmuch as her postal card was not dated 
and to use the postmark would be repetitious. 120th Avenue per 
^ telephone directory. 

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Dear Sir; 

As a State Community 
. Chm.Of Am.La^ion Auxiliary 

(alsq Farm Bureau member) 
t^ravery much, interested in 
y,^B|B^ook n M^s ters of Deceit" 

^^P .y° u send in e a copy,C.O, 
$>/>Q®r otherwise? 

We are working hard against 
the Communist threatand I 
feel that this "book would 
enlighten us a good deal. 

I'hahk youl 

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fiinpflrfll -\tS\ 

320 South 12D - 
Holland , AV Iich. 

& £ £ i * » 

J.Edgar Hoover ,F,B,I 
>iashington,D4# »" 


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REC-95/ ; 


October 3, 18G1 

Tolson __ 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 




Mai one 


Sullivan _ 


TeJ§' ETo&m, 



517 Miller JRoad 
Coral Gables, Florida 


oar Kr. 


Your letter of September 28, with enclosure^* haj£, 
been received, and the interest prompting you to communigate^ 
with me is appreciated. " 53 

It was indeed good of yon to give me the banefit 
of your comments concerning my book, t: I lasters of Deceit, " 
and I am pleased to learn that you found it to bo of value in your 
study o* the problem of communism. I wrote this book with the 
hope that it would bacomo a primer for tho3e who wanted to learn 
the trua nature and objectives of the Communist Farty, USA, and 
letters such as yours are reassuring since they indicate this purpose 
is being achieved. 

I am enclosing some material you may like to read. 
Some of thoiie items contain suggestions as to how citizens can 
defend our democratic way of life against the evils of communism. 




Sincerely yours, 



Enclosures (5) 

Director's Statement Re Internal Security 4-17-61 

"Faith in God— Our Answer to Communism" 

The Communist Party Line 

One Nation's Response to Communism 

Series from "Christianity Today" 

NOTE: Bufiles contain nothing identifiable with correspondent. 

9 198 1 r-, .JLii/ JCF:pak(3) \ 


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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

Federal Bureau Of Investigation 

Y7ashington,D ♦ G # 


517 Miller Rd # 
Coral Gables, Fla # 



Dear Mr. Hoover; 

Your tremendous text on how to recognize and combat 
communis m/? "Maste rs °£_5^££i£l!5 deserves the thanks and 
praise of alx il^B'nGoiefaLr'^Tor^clearing the cobwebs of would 

be decent and honorable people it is like a tonic 

powerful, yet not destructive condemning, yet just 

unrelenting, yet merciful forceful, but not stern 

and rewarding while not demanding. 

Your information has revealed to me a truth about 
the communist that I didn't realize nor understand prior 
to reading, "Masters Of Deceit". Enclosed is a statement 
of that truth. Please feel free to use it in any way that 
will aid my country and free man. 

With a sense of gratitude for your taking the time and 
effort to advise and educate people like myself in the once 
insidious haze of communism I remain, 


Mr. TWson 
Mr. Belmo: 
Mr. Mohr 5& 

Mr. C^n: 





Mr. Sullivan 

Mr. Tr.vcl 

Mr. Tivt^r- 
Tele. Room— 
Mr. Irr^am— 
Miss Gaudy. 


Very Sincerely Yours 



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The communists have a weak spot. They fear the unknown. 
They are so terrified by the unknown that like an ostrich 
they won't admit that it exists. Like the Egyptians of old 
they attempt to prolong the material existance of their 
leaders by preserving the bodies of those leaders for the 
present and future to see even in death. The mumif ied bodies 
of Lenin and Stalin, unburied and unentombed, are examples 
of this fetish based on their fear to leave their materialistic 
possessions and face what they profess to disbelieve. Oh yes, 
the communists fear death. 

The communists say that God does not exist. Therefore, 
their total concept of values is what they can beg, borrow 
or steal. Tb.:£he communists these material things are all valueable. 
They profess to believe that the soul does not exist. Thus, 
in death to the communists, everything is lost forever. This 
is a terror that he cannot face. Hence the preservation of 
the bodies of Lenin and Stalin ( All others except the leaders 
are slave-like trinkets with which to adorn the leaders). 

In this basic fear, unadmitted in words, but proven in 
deeds, the communist has exposed his Achille ! s Heel. To 
him total atomic war is unthinkable as long as there is a 
possibility of his own materialistic self becomming destroyed. 
In such a war we still have our souls whereas the communist 

loses everything even his mumif ied Dracula body. The communist 

fears an atomic war like Dracula feared the sharpened stake 
and the blazing sun. 




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Mr. HamiltoirStone 
Hamilton Stone Associates, Inc. 
o5t>5 i3ast Sheila street 
Los Angeles 22, California 

Dear Mr. Stone: 

Your letter of September 27, with enclosure, has 
been received. I am most appreciative of your kind sentiments and 
expressions of confidence in my administration of this Bureau. 

Certainly, communism is the greatest single threat 
facing our American way of life, and it is always encouraging to hear 
from those who demonstrate an awareness of this serious problem. 
My book, "Masters of Deceit, " was intended as a basic text on this 
subject, and your interest in distributing copies of it in connection 
with your endeavors is indeed reassuring. 

f f £ 

like to read. 

I am enclosing some of our publications you may 


OCT 3-1961 


Sincerely yours, 

P. Edrar Hoover 

I 4 ' '■ 




Belmont _ 


Callahan . 




Mai one 

Rosen . 




Tele. Room . 
Ingram . 

Enclosures (4) {' 

17th National Convention, CP USA & 3-60 LEB Introduction 
4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 

The Communist Party Line ■-/"'") 

Series from "Christianity Today" ' / * 

NOTE: Bufiles contain no identifiable^mformation regarding correspondent. 
He enclosed a copy of a speech he had delivered in which he discussed 

Ingram _ fa -. 

candy t - , j ■£ j mail Rmjj \f el^type unit □ (Continued next page) 
*CJH:jpr ^3) 

communism, attributing his information to "Masters of Deceit and to 
oTer individuals including Dr. Frederick Schwarz It is noted that 
Schwarz heads the Christian Anti-Communist Crusade and our. >. 
relations with him have been most circumspect in view of Schwarz s 
opportunistic activities. In his speech, he note tha he had pur ha d 
100 copies of "Masters of Deceit" and he offered to distribute them to 
members of his audience. 





Callahan ^ 

:©. Cot 

Mr- DoL^U 
Mr, EvaTis^ 
Mr- Mal<me_.- 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Sullivan-.. 

Mr. Tavcl 

Mr. Yrwtter 

Tele, Room 

Mr. Engram 

Miss Gaudy 

Hamilton S|»ne Associates, Inc. 

5565 Bast Sheila Street, Los Angeles 22, California • RAymond 3-9181 

"I will never forget that I am an American citizen responsible for my actions and dedicated 
to the principles that made this country free. J will trust in God and in the United States 
of America." 

September 27, 1961 

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

I am writing to you to tell you of my appreciation of the very 
fine things you have done over the years as Director of the FBI. 
Your eternal vigilance has done much to keep this country free. I 
am sure there must have been many discouraging hours along the way 
for you, but as an American citizen, I salute you and 1 am proud 
to be an American along with you. 

»The first book I read on the subject of communism was your book, 
^ "Mastec a ^of Deceit ." It was truly an inspiration, and more than 
anything else it awakened me to continue my reading. 

I had the opportunity recently of giving a speech in San Diego, 
California, before the Grocers Association. I feel compelled to 
send you a copy of my speech since I used so much from your book and 
want you to know that I believe the things you say. in my speech I. . 
said many of the things you wrote, verbatim. 

I am just another businessman believing in free enterprise who hopes 
he hasn't awakened too late to the communist conspiracy. 

Thank you again for your tremendous efforts for our country. 




<-$S^tS mn 

^ p©^ Enclosure 

* m l2£ Hamilton Stone 


<4i / 

Su«v. ^ or to DhvA Trosln Minute Maid Corporation / Offices in Los Angeles. San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and Phoenix. 



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Page i 

Speech given by Hamilton Stone 

San Diego Grocers Association - Food Mart News Work Shop Session 

September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

I was very pleased when the San Diego Grocers Association and the Food 
Mart News asked me to participate in your "Workshop 61" session and even more 
pleased to be asked to be the dinner speaker. 

During the day you have had some excellent panel discussions on the subject 
of merchandising, advertising and promotion, and I was asked this evening to speak 
to you on that subject. Before coming down here I reviewed what I might possibly 
say, and realized that all day long outstanding marketing executives from both 
the retail grocery field and the manufacturing field, as well as the communications 
field, would be most ably analyzing the marketing problems, their solutions and the 
many issues brought up a*f this seminar. So that 1 might not be repetitious, I felt 
that I might be able to speak to you on a different phase of merchandising than we 
might normally think of, so my subject matter this evening is "Merchandising America." 

When we have a problem in our food industry, the first thing we must do 
is to analyze the problem that exists and then try to search for the solution so 
that v/e may be better marketing experts. I may sound as if I am going far afield 
in the first 10 or 15 minutes of my discussion, but if you will bear with me, 
perhaps I can present some thoughts to you on how you may better merchandise 
America and our way of life. 

We have in the world today a most formidable competitor to the American 
way of life, and that is the communist conspiracy* Much of the material that I 
will give you tonight should be credited to J- Edgar Hoover, taken from his book 
"Masters of Deceit," or from Cieon Skousen, former FBI member and author of 
"The Naked Communist," or from Dr. Fred Schwarz's book, "You Can Trust The 
Communists To Do Exactly As They Say," or from Prof, Shof stall, Dean of Students 


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Page 2 
i Speech given by Hamilton Stone 

San Diego Grocers Association - Food Mart News Work Shop Session 
September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

at Arizona State University, or from many other experts on the communist conspiracy 
who have contributed their thinking and which, in many instances, 1 am paraphrasing 

into my own words . 

The principle of communism is not new. It stems back to primitive societies 
who practiced a limited brand of communism in that the whole tribe lived in common 
and shared property, food and housing. This is actually what is known as scientific 
socialism and distinguishes it from Utopian socialism. Today 1 s modern communism, 
as we know it, is just a little over a century old and is known as the Science of 
Marxism and Leninism. Marx and Engels formulated the basic doctrine of basic 
! communism. However, it was left to a man known as Lenin to lead the first success- 
ful communist revolution. He was the man who took communist theory and galvanized 
it into communistic action, Lenin T s activation of communist theory resulted in 
the seizure of power in Russia. 

The present Communist Party was actually formed in 1903, meeting in con- 
vention at Brussels, Belgium, but was later transferred to London where the group 
became known as the Bolsheviks. This word means "the majority." From 17 men in 
1903, who were the Communist Party, to where we stand at this hour in 1961, over 
one billion people are now under the influence of the Communist Party. Imagine! 
In 58 years . . from 17 men to one billion, or more than one-third of the. world's 
population, under communistic domination. 

We now know that Lenin was the underlying and dominant power of the 
modern Communist Party. What did Lenin and other communists believe and feel? 
They held that there could be no permanent co-existence between communist and 
non-communists. The latter must be liquidated, by force if necessary. Marxists 
have never forgotten that violence will be an inevitable accompaniment of the 



Page 3 

Speech given by Hamilton Stone 

San Diego Grocers Association - Food Mart News Work Shop Session 

September 18, Mission Valley [nn 

collapse of capitalism on a full scale and of the birth of the socialist society* 

1 quote further from Lenin on what he believed: "Religion is a kind 
of spiritual gin in which the slaves of capital ism drown their human shape and 
their claims to any decent life," Another quotation: "dictatorship is power 
based upon force and unrestricted by any laws. The revolutionary dictatorship 
of the proletariat is power won and maintained by the violence of the proletariat 
against bourgeois' ~- power that is unrestricted by any laws/' 

Or Quoting from Joseph Stalin: "It is impossible to conquer an enemy 
without having learned to hate him with all the might of one ! s soul," Stalin 
said and believed: "Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or iron 

Lunarch Arsky, Russian Commissioner of Education said, "We hate 
Christians and Christianity • Even the best of them must be considered our worst 
enemieSv Christian love is an obstacle to the development of the Revolution* 
Down with love of one's neighbor. What we want is hate* Only then can we conquer 
the universe." 

William Foster, recently deceased president of the American Communist 
Party, said and believed: "When a communist heads the government of the United 
States, and that day will come just as surely as the sun rises, that government 
will not be a capitalistic government but a Soviet government, and behind this 
government will stand the Red Army to enforce the dictatorship of the proletariat." 

Quoting from the Congressional Record under date of April 29, 1954, 
page 5708, regarding a timetable of conquest by the communists, which was captured 
by our intelligence officers: "The U, S* must be isolated by all possible means. 



Page 4 

Speech given by Hamilton Stone 

San Diego Grocers Association - Food Mart News Work Shop Session 

September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

Whether we can prevent the U« S. from starting the war to defend her rights and 
liberties depends upon how much success we have in isolating her and how effective 
is our "peace" offensive. Britain must be placated by being convinced that the 
communists and the capitalistic countries can live in peace. In the case of 
India, only peaceful means should be adopted. Any employment of force will 
a |j ena te ourselves (the Russians) from the Arabic countries and Africa, because 
India is considered to be our friend." 

This is what Lenin and the communists believe. 

Nikita Khrushchev, the present head man, speaking before the 20th 
Congress of the Russian Communist Party in February, 1956, stated, "Lenin told us 
that a line based on principle is the only correct line, never to deviate a single 
step in anything from the interests of the Party ." 

What are the interests and the goals of the Communist Party? Well, the 
first one that comes to my mind is that the communists promote short-time goals 
and long-time goals* The short-time goals of the communists are to give me what 
I think I want, appeal to my animal instincts - for example, to my stomach, or to 
my desire for pleasure and to my desire for comfort c The short-time goal of 
communists is, in fact, to promise me things i want in order to trap me into 
what communists want. Their long-time goal is to have a classless society, one 
world government and total itarianism* 

Another point I have learned about the communists: They work on the 
principle that the end justifies the means. They feel they are perfectly justified 
in murdering millions in order to attain the heaven-on-earth of the classless 
society and totalitarianism one-world government which is their goal. 



Page 5 

Speech given by Hamilton Stone 

San Diego Grocers Association - Food Mart News Work Shop Session 

September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

There is another point I have learned about communists,, Those who take 
the communist line say that government is for the purpose of directing people so 
they will be good and happy* Under the communist or socialist system it is the 
function of the state and not the church to teach humility. Government for free 
people is for the sole purpose of the protection of one individual against the 
state and the protection of the individual against every kind of monopoly or cen- 
tralized poWer. The sole purpose of government for frefe people is individual 
liberty, yours and mine., and this is foreign to communists. 

Closely related to the question of communism is the question of communism 
and welfare, or economic security* Security and liberty are contradictory terms. 
You cannot possibly have liberty in a society which attempts to make you a gift 
of economic security, because if you are to have economic security as a gift, 
government must take money earned by somebody else to give you the security* 
Thereby government not only destroys your independence but destroys the freedom 
of the person whom they rob to give you security. 

There is another important point on what communists believe. What is 
the relationship between communist morality and religious morality? Why do 
communists try to promote pornographic literature, immoral films, free love and 
in every other way possible try to promote the idea that there is no absolute 
right or wrong. The answer is simple. If there is no right, there can be no 
wrong, and if there is neither right nor wrong, there is only the communistic 
method for determining our behavior, namely, that might makes right. Stated 
differently, the communists try to convince us that the majority makes right, 
popularity makes right, or the trends make right This is the foundation upon 
which communist morality is based. Religious morality must be destroyed before 


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Speech given by Hamilton Stone 

San Diego Grocers Association - Food Mart News Work Shop Session 

September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

communist morality can be accepted. 

But let ! s come to their more basic tenent, which is really nothing more 
than the summation of all the things I have pointed out. All of these points are 
inter-re I atedo When we mention communism in the individual, the relationship 
should be quite clear to you. The individual has no right to exist for himself 
in the communistic state . There is only the state . The individuals are all 
equal; they have security; they have no religious morals and they have no classes, 
and there is no discrimination. People have no problem of civil rights, or any 
other kind of rights because the individual has no rights under communism. The 
individual is a machine. The government must provide education, security, 
happiness, employment, health and home, because communists have neither respect 
for nor confidence that the individual will provide these for himself . Communists 
treat everybody as if they will be either unlucky or incompetent in solving 
personal problems. Government must do everything for everybody. I call this 
contempt for the individual. 

At the close of the war in 1945 there were 200 million people underneath 
communist domination. Sixteen years have elapsed since that time, and there are 
one billion people that have come under communist domination. This did not 
happen by ace i dent . This was a planned conspiracy, and it is significant to 
note that no entire country has ever gone communistic and become a satellite 
of the Russian communists by the free choice of election. Stop and think what 
the Soviets have annexed into their sphere of influence: Eastern Poland, 
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, part of Fin-land, Eastern Czechoslovakia, Rumania. 
And what satellites do they have? Yugoslavia, China, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, 
North Korea, Czechoslovakia, Rumania, East Germany, Albania, Tibet, Outer Mongol i a, 




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September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

North Indo-China, and, more recently, Cuba* 

In 1956 William Foster, head of the American Communist Party, boasted 
that 17 countries were actually building communism, or definitely orientating 
in that direction. He said they constitute the beginning of the new socialist 
world* Note the use of the word "beginning*" 

Do you feel that the people in these countries are all communists? 1 
don't. They have a closely-knit group of Communist Party members, well-versed 
in anarchy and revolution. Do you feel that these people are happy living under 
this type of life? I don't. They didn't build the fence last month between 
East and West Berlin to keep the free Beriiners from going into Eastern Germany. 
They bui it this barricade and fence to keep the East Berlin people from giving 
up all of their own holdings and belongings and escaping into West Berlin and 
West Germany, 

The communists are unalterably opposed to our way of life. They have 
violated 33 of the last 35 treaties we have written with them. They are keeping 
nothing a secret. In the battle against communism there is no substitute for 
accurate, specific knowledge.. Ignorance is evil and paralytic The best inten- 
tions are allied with the most sincere motives, and iniative is futile, if 
divorced from adequate knowledge., How can you gain this knowledge? There are 
many books that have been written by men who are articulate and well-versed 
on communism. If you have a desire to learn the true situation and to do some- 
thinking about the subject and draw your own conclusions, I recommend you read 
"The Naked Communist" by CI eon Skousen, or "You Can Trust The Communists To Do 
Exactly As They Say" by Dr. Fred Schwarz, or that you read "Masters of Deceit" 
by that great American, J. Edgar Hoover., If you will read these books and think 



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San Diego Grocers Association - Food Mart News Work Shop Session 

September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

about the situation, -and talk about the situation with your friends and neighbors, 
gradual ly the whole program of the communist conspiracy will come into focus. 

You may be saying to yourself at this hour - "how can I fight communism?" 
I think the better question is - "how can I afford not to fight communism? 11 Up 
until a few months ago I must have been sound asleep, I was against communism 
and I knew it existed, but [ didn't know too much about what it was. I then 
became interested in trying to find out and I learned many things I was unaware 
of. Let me assure you at this hour that our big danger is at home as much as 

it is overseas. 

Aside from the books I have mentioned, in case you may think they are 
propaganda, | would suggest that you get from the Government Printing Office 
several pamphlets that are available. One of them is 'Technique of Soviet 
Propaganda." Another is "The Communist Party of the United States." There are 
many more on this subject, and by writing to the Government Printing Burea in 
Washington, they would be happy to send you the list. They are very inexpensive. 
I have been unhappy to find that many of our libraries do not have adequate books 
on this subject* „ 

I won't ask you to answer these questions here in this room, but perhaps 
you will do some thinking. Why does a well-known group in this nation urge that 
we stop nuclear testing while Russia continues to do this? Why does this same 
group urge that we recognize Red China? Why do certain groups in this nation urge 
that we abolish military training? What good has this country gotten by diplo- 
matically recognizing Russia? What good are we getting as Americans from the 
United Nations? Who wrote, in behalf of the United States, the United Nations 
Charter? How are my Congressman and Senator voting on matters that are important 


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Speech given by Hamilton Stone 

San Diego Grocers Association - Food Mart News Work Shop Session 

September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

to our freedom and welfare? Have you checked lately to see how they are voting? 

You know it has been said many times about our Congressmen - M he 
doesn ! t see the light until he feels the heat." Have you written your Congressman 
lately, or to your Senator urging that your desires be followed and asking him 
what he is doing about a situation in Congress? 

Don't answer me here. Possibly you might do some thinking about it that 
could help turn the tide, 

It does not take two people to make a quarrel. The idea in the mind 
of one individual is enough. 

We may not believe that we are at war with the communists, but let me 
assure you that the communists believe that they are at war with us. This 
conviction will never be changed in the slightest degree by any action of the 
free world. If tomorrow the leaders of the free nations were to accede to 
every demand of the communist leaders, if they were to neutralize every strategic 
air command base, if they were to grant the demands on Germany, if they were 
to neutralize Formosa, if they were to recognize Red China and admit them to 
the United Nations, if the United States were to withdraw every serviceman and 
weapon within the borders of the continental United States, the communists would 
merely believe that they had won massive victories in the class war. A step to- 
wards our final conquest and destruction would have been taken. We must either 
recognize this and defend against it, or ignore it and be destroyed * We have 
no other choice. You and I won't have anything to defend, or have anything to 
buy or sel I, since the communist party has only one grocery store system - the 
state system; one manufacturing system - the state system; one TV or radio 
system - the state system . it's the greatest monopoly in the world. This is 

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San Diego Grocers Association - Food Mart News Work Shop Session 

September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

the time v/e must stand up and take a position. 

With this background - which was far longer than I had planned t « 
(and sti ! I I have said only a little about communism) i would like to suggest for 
your thinking how you, as individuals, can merchandise America. 

I want to be "for" something more than I want to be "against" something, 
and I think you do too. I believe in Americanism and I bejieve in all the men 
who have died for this country . . that they have not given their lives in vain. 
1 believe in ouh Declaration of Independence, our Constitution and our Bill of 
Rights, our very excellent form of cjovefnment - the way the founding fathers 
started it. I know that you, as good Americans, feel the same as I do. 

Every man in this room is selling something. You are either selling 
groceries - retail or wholesale - you are selling communications in TV or radio, 
you are selling supplies or services, and you are free to choose the ways and 
the methods by which you live and do things each day* Here are some concrete 
examples of what everyone can do to sell, advertise and merchandise our way of 
life and Americanism. 

First of all, learn everything you can. Educate yourself about 
communism to the very greatest degree, and do it now. It is human nature to 
want to insist upon learning by experience. We, as a nation, cannot survive 
learning about communism by experience. .If you want to preserve your individual 
liberties, -then I say read, go to study groups and learn everything you can 
about the communist conspiracy, because here you will learn enough to talk to 
other people, and we can get a complete tidal wave of Americanism going in this 

As a group, the grocery stores of America have more people filing 

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Speech given by Hamilton Stone 

San Diego Grocers Association - Food Mart News Work Shop Session 

September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

through their doors each day than any other form of media - whether it be 
radio, TV, newspaper, magazines, or books. The word of mouth to other people 
to get them interested in this fight against communism is very important. If 
the entire grocery industry, who are good American citizens, would get behind 
this movement to sponsor the learning of the dangers of communism, we can define 
it and defeat it before we are destroyed . 

Secondly, here is a book that I hold in my hand that was purchased in 
a super-market in California, it is a known^communistic, hate-America, destroy- 
America book- It is titled, 'The Un-Americans." This book is ih distribution 
in some grocery stores and even more drug stores in our State. You read this 
book, and make up your own mind whether it is "for" or n agai nst n % America < I 
hope you can't buy it in one of your stores. 

I realize you have a difficult problem in screening everything that 
comes into your store, but you can strike a real strong stroke for Americanism 
by going over each book that you are selling in your super-markets to be sure 
that it is not subversive. 

Many grocery stores and almost all news stands have Mademoiselle 
Magazine. 1 hold up the August issue. 1 wi 1 I not take the time to read it, but 
please refer to page 237 - or the January issue, page 88, Read these articles 
anc l see jf yo u think they are "for" or "against" America. Is this a magazine 
that young people should read? Should this be on your newstands? 

Look at some of the comic booksc They aren't all bad, but there are 
some the children are reading that are most dangerous. Do you have any in your 
store? The young mind is the most easily influenced mind towards communism. 
Be sure the books and magazines you sell are pro-American magazines. 


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Speech given by Hamilton Stone 

San Diego Grocers Association - Fodd Mart News Work Shop Session 

September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

The food industry has been built on mass displays. People believe in 
Americanism „ . let's merchandise it* There are many books* some that I have 
mentioned, others i have placed in an envelope in the back of the room for you 
to take home that will help educate people on communism and its dangers. Make 
mass displays of these books and run them in your ads at cost. That can be a 
contribution on your part towards fighting communism and merchandising Americanism, 
There are many patriotic bookstores located in California. You can contact the 
Christian Anti-Communi sm Crusade bookstore here in San Diego, 1060 2nd Avenue, 
(Phone BEImont 2-8743) and they will be happy to put you in touch with people 
who will supply these books to you* Feature Americanism in your ad and point 
to the special display you have Keep it up month in and month out. This is 
how you can merchandise Americanism. 

Another thing . . you all use lots of shopping bags* All retailers 
use lots of shopping bags. There is a phrase that can be printed on every 
shopping bag in every grocery store in America. It is taken and paraphrased 
from the sixth point in the Code of Conduct for men in the armed services. 
Print this on your bags: "I will never forget that I am an American citizen 
responsible for my actions and dedicated to the principles that made this country 
free. I wi I I trust in God and in the United States of America." 

Now the market operators in the room here can do this. What about the 
rest of you? You work for probably some communications firm, or some supplier 
company. For you suppliers, how about printing this quotation on every invoice 
that goes out from your company, on every letterhead that goes out from your 
company, on every piece of correspondence, which would literally run into the 
thousands. Here is a copy of our stationery. 

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Speech given by Hamilton Stone 

San Diego Grocers Association - Food Mart News Work Shop Session 

September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

And you good people in the communications field, how about using this 
quotation as a public service at station break time? On your TV or radio spots 
this will take a little less than the 20-secohd commercial* 

There is an organized group in the Los Angeles area, with headquarters 
in Long Beach, headed by Dr. Fred Schwarz, known as the Christian Anti-Communi sm 
Crusade, They have made comic books that could be sold in the super-markets for 
10$ apiece with your store name printed on the back of them. Or they could be 
given away to every mother who brings her child to the store. There are books 
put out by the Ant i -Communism Crusade known as Midget Missiles, If you want to 
make an investment in Americanism, you could buy these. They only cost $12.50 
per 1,000. This could be a contribution on your part to merchandising America, 
Samples of these are in envelopes in the back of the room e 

Everybody in this room goes into a barber shop. Get some of these 
pamphlets that I have .pointed out to you and leave them in the barber shop. 
Imagine how many people will read it as they sit there waiting for their turn 
in the chair. In your grocery ads, I know, through the ingenuity of the out- 
standing market operators we have in the San Diego area, you will come up with 
banner headlines that will announce to the world where you stand. You grocers 
have a wonderful opportunity to put up enormous window banners the same as you 
do when you feature any product you are interested in sel I ing« Announce on 
this banner that you have ant i -communism literature at cost in your market, or 
you might even use it as a loss leader* 

I have tried to tell you this evening just a little bit of what I have 
discovered and learned and what questions seem important to me. You are welcome 
to any part of it. You are not going to offend me if every word I say to you, 


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San Diego Grocers Association - F6od Mart News Work Shop Session 

September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

you class as old stuff. I do hope i have not bored you. If you do not agree 
with what I have learned, this won't offend me either, I only hope that I 
can someday learn your view so that i can learn from you* I would like to 
tell you what I be I i eve . 

\ believe there is a Supreme Being and that this universe is governed 
by divine laws, natural laws and rules of moral behavior. .In brief, I believe 
in Godc 

I t) e |i eve that man is not just b high-grade animal- Man, I believe, has 
a soul. Man, I believe, has willpower and can make choices. 

I believe that the state must be the servant of the people. The indi- 
vidual must always be given precedence over the state, except that he may not 
harm other individuals. 

I do not believe that man must compromise principles in order to get 
along with everybody Co-existence is no existence when you try to co-exist 
with evil or communists. I believe that getting along is extremely important, 
but not as important as integrity. 

And what do I propose to do? 

I must fight for Americanism. 

I must participate in study groups and become just as well informed 
about liberty and the freedom of man as communists are informed about communism. 

I must fight for the welfare of people and not the welfare state. 

I must fight monopoly, whether it is in business, labor, management, 
government, or monopoly of any kind against the individual. 

I must do everything I can to encourage religion in government instead 
of a government without religion. 


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Speech given by Hamilton Stone 

San Diego Grocers Association - Food Mart News Work Shop Session 

September 18, Mission Valley Inn 

If you feel the way that I do, let me warn yoUe Your enemies will 
smear you in order to fright&n you, if they can, and to destroy you, if neces- 
sary. Many of your friends will hear unfavorable things about you and not 
hear the good. Most decent people have a difficult time realizing that there 
can be organized and planned mass criticism against a decent person. I know 
that communists sto£ at nothing to try to destroy or weaken the person who 
dares speak out against them. This diabolical atmosphere of f6ar-to-speak-out 
is thfe greatest asset communists have today 

1 am sure that if I were to talk to you a year from today 1 would see 
some things differently, but I fully intend to keep on examining what i believe 
. * learning about communism and doing everything that I know to merchandise 

t have purchased 100 copies of J. Edgar Hoover's book, "Masters of 
Deceit, 11 They are in the back of the room, and I would be delighted, if you 
are interested in learning more, that, as you file out of the room, you take 
a copy of this book with my compliments, along with one of the Manila envelopes. 

"With 6od ! s help America will remain a land where people still 
know how to be free and brave." 



October 2, 1961 

Miss Maureej^McManus 
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, lac. 
383 Madison Avenue 
New York 17, New York 

Dear Miss McManus: 

Enclosed is a copy of a clipping from a 

recent issue of the St. Louis Review, " a publication of 

the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri, concerning the 

difficulties in obtaining sufficient copies of Mr. Hoovers 

book, Masters of Deceit, * for use in connection with an 

essay contest. I thought you would be interested in 

knowing about this situation. 

Sincerely yours, 


Tolson _ 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 




Mai one 


Sullivan _ 



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ft Ingram 


Clyde Tolson 





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October 4, 1961 

MrsJ I 

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16402 WUibitElace, 
Gardena, California 


Dear Mrs. 

I have received your letter of September 28 
and want to thank you for your kind comments concerning my 
book, "Masters of Deceit, " and for your prayers. I am 
certainly pleased to learn that you enjoyed the publication 
and that it was helpful in acquainting you with the evil menace 
of communism. 

It is always good to hear from citizens who 
demonstrate an awareness of the problems facing this Nation, 
and a sincere desire to prepare themselves to meet the 
communist challenge to our freedom. In view of your interest, 
I am enclosing some material you may like to read. 


M'.*L£D 20 

OCT 4-1961 


bincerely yours, 
J. Edgar Hoover 


Tolson _ 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 



Enclosures (5) 

Re Internal Security Statement 4/17/61 

God and Country or Communism? 

Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 

The Communist Party Line , 

Cne Nation's Response to Communism 








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Sept 28, 1961 
16402 Wilton pL 
Gardena, Calif. 

Dear Mr. Hoover, 

I have just read your book n Masters of Deceit, " i 
it's very revealing and I learned quite a bit about the operation 
of Communists. You are to be highly praised. I sincerely believe 
every American should read this book, and I also believe it should 
be a Tt must t? for every school child, especially high school levels. 
This book of yours held my interest until the very end. I sincerely hope 
that we Americans realize what the horrible name "Communist" is, 
I don't believe most people really know how they operate. Let's 
save America and what it stands for, I for one shall do my best and 
I'm sure their many more joining me. Thank You again for such a 
wonderful book, and may God watch over Yqji and our beautiful 
country, and God Bless You. 


/s/ Mrs. 

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Mr. Tolsm 
Mr. Belm« 
Mr. Mohr, 

Mr. Callahan 
Mr. Conra<tL 
Mr. ~ " 
Mr. Malone- 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr. Sullivan 

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Mr, Trotter.. 

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Dear Mr. 



I have rccei/jd yoar letter ol September i 6 ?, with^ 
enclosures, and appreciate the interest which prompted yoar 
communication. Please accept ray thanks lor your generous 
comments concerning my book, "Masters of Deceit, f f 

In response to tne ruatter you discussed, I would 
like to inform you that paperoack copies ol my book are currently 
available in Spanish translation, Eowe/er, your suggestion in 
this regard id appreciated, 

I am returning your enclosures to you, together 
with some items dealing with the subject ol communism you may 
lifcj to read. 

OCT,! -1961 


iin^reiy yoar-s* 

j. Edgar Hoover, 

Tolson _ 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 
Conrad — 


Mai one 


Sullivan _ 


Trotter _ 
Tele. Room 

Enclosures (4) 

Correspondents enclosures (2) 
4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 
Communist Party Line 


NOTE: Bufiles contain no identifiable derogatory information which would 
preclude this letter. Correspondent enclosed a letter to Holt, Rinehart & 
Winsfon, Inc. , requesting permission to translate "Masters of Deceit" into 
the Spanish language. He also enclosed a partial translation of the preface 
of the Director's book. He is being advised this has already been done and that 
r^^zkpi^t'^po^^-vailable in paperback form. His enclosures are being Returned. 

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NOTE: (continued) 

Bureau records do not indicate Mr. | | was ever employed by 

the Bureau. Bufile 67-581949 reflects he submitted an application 
for Special Agent position and was unfavorably recommended on 
5-18-61 by ASAC W. M. Alexander, Los Angeles. He was not 
educationally qualified and he had a pronounced accent. ASAC 
Alexander commented that if he had met education qualifications, 
it is doubtful he would have been favorably recommended. 







Dear Mr* Hoover: 

57-23 W. HARC 

September 27 , 



Mr. Tolson. 
Mr. BelmoRJ 
Mr, Mohr. 

Mr. Callahan 



Mr. Malone 

Mr* liosen 

lj^ Sullivan- 

r. Tavel 

Mr, Trotter™ 
Telo. Room 

Mr. Ingram- 
Miss Gandy- 


I wish to very sincerely congratulate you for that documentary 
masterpiece you wrote ^MASTERS O F DECEIT, n I enjoyed its read- 
ing tremendously* It certainly was quite an inspiration to me 
and- its message is gpingr to he an everlasting one* I hope we? 
can have many more* just like that, in a very near future* 

I am taking this opportunity to enclose, herewith, a copy of a' 
letter to Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc*, of New York, publishers 
of your book, which I believe to be self explanatory* 

I hope my idea deserves your approval and consent* I am certain 
that a word from you to the publishers* would be a definite 
influence in their favorable decision to my proposition* There- 
fore* Mr* Hoover, iny help and assistance that you can brings 
to my endeavor, is hereby kindly requested and it would be 
very much- appreciated* 

I look forward to hear from yocu, with your comments, real! soon*. 

Very sincerely yours, 

ECLS* As stated* 





20 OCT 3r 1961 



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67-23 W. nAROLD WAY 



September 2?^ \961 

NEW YORK 17« N* Yi 

Dear sirs: 

I just attended the School of Anti-Communism held for an entire week ' 
here in Los Angeles* It brought a very special message to me, for 
reasons that I wish to tell you about* t 

Now, I am an American citizen, but formerly I was a Colombian* I ditto* t 
have to be in Budapest to be a witness to the communist brutality of 
mass murders* I was in Bogota on April 9 f 1948 , when several members 
of my own family were killed, together with 5,000 other Colombians* 
in a revolt engineered by the communists f Fidel Castro among them* 
to sabotage the Nine th Pan-American Conference* 

I didn't have to be in Laos to know about the communist guerrilla 
warfare* I have been learning for the past decade of 200,000 Colom- 
bians being murdered by communist-equippe4 guerrillas of out-laws 
and scaped convicts* 

I was in Cuba for over two years, just before the communist take-over, 
where I had the opportunity of watching very closely, the communist 
conspiracy in full operation* While I was living in Brazil for nearly 
two years, I saw that country being flooded with communist propaganda, 
using the Caryl Chessman case as a masterpiece of defamation and 
slandering to feed the hate-America campaign* 

During my last and recent trip through all the Latin American countries, 
4 it was pathetic to see in Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, the labor 
unions infiltrated by well-known communist agents and saboteurs* In Lima 
and Caracas, it was too obvious to be unnoticed, the presence of fellow* 
travelers among the pseudo-intelectual university students* 

As a Latin by birth, these events can't be indifferent to rae and they 
will never be* As a result of my attending the school of Anti-Communism, 
I came out with my own personal plan to combat communism, Bie main pur* 
. pose of this letter, is to let you know about and very kindly request 
your cooperation to carry it through* 

It is notorious the negligent lack of documentary information on anti- 
commiuiism in the Latin American countries, written in the Spanish lan- 
guage* One of the paramount stumblingblocks thd "Peace Corps" have found, 
for their trainning to go to those countries 4 


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All of the billions of the "Alliance for Progress" could bo spent and 
very little , if nothing, accomplished to stop communism, if the Latin 
American peoples are not proficiently and adequately informed about 
the imminent danger of the communist aggression* Moreover , when^the 
communist regime of Fidel Castro is pouring, all over Latin America, 
loads of well translated communiot propaganda printed in Moscow and 
Folding, through the Cuban embassies and consulates* 

I would like to have the privilodge of extending to the Latin Americana 
the same advantages we cjoy in this magnificent country of ours* of 
being proficiently informed about our % common foe* Here is where you t , 
gentlemen, can be of great assistance i you could grant me the oppor- 
tunity of translating and publishing in Spanish, as many books on i 
anti~communisra as possible* * , 

Likewise, I could help you to increase your sales potential in 100 
million of prospective customers who can, read and expand your, sales f 
territory in 8*5 million of square miles* We both, would be fulfill* 
ing a real necessity, and performing a substantial service to the . 
anti-communist cause* * . , . , 

I was born and brought-up in Bogota, Colombia in South Americaf where/ 
I went to school and business college* The natives of Bogota have a 
reputation for speaking the best Spanish in the world, one of \ the 
reasons, for the city been ealledj"The Athens of South America*" For 
several years I tought Spanish at one of the best well-known schools 
of languages in the, world* I studied Business Administration and 
Economics at the universities of U.S*C* and U*C*L*A» at Los Angeles* 

1 have done a great deal of translation work on technical matters, 
as well as industrial and legal f for several of the largest corpora* 
tions in the United States* In Baltimore, Md*# 1 was appointed as 
official translator and interpreter for the U*S* Federal and Supreme 
Courts* I have done confidential work, in the same capacity, for the 
F*B*I* and the U*S* Secret Service* I have just finished the translat- 
ion of a treatise in metaphysics# for one of the best well-known; 
author and writer in the field* 

2 have taken the . liberty of onclosing herewith, my translation of < 
the first part of the introductory chapter of that famous book 
written by Mr* J* Edgar Hoover, entitle J* 'MASTER OF DECEIT", as a 
sample of t the work that I can do for you, for your examination and 

I am very confident your reply to my proposition will be a favorable 
one* for the benefits and would bring to all the parties 
involved* 1 look forwar to hear from you real soon. 

* . * . > " Very sincerely yours, ■,..-> . 

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Todo ciudadano tieno el deber do conocer mas a cerca del peligro que 
amenaza su futuro, su hogar* sub hijos* la pas del mundo y es por eso 
que he escrlto este libro* Si usted so toma el tiempoopara inforroarso f 
encontrara que el comunismo no encierra misterios* Sua jefes han pla* 
neado sua objetivos* Es rauy tarde ya para no reconocer este "ismo" 
por lo que en realidad ess una amenaza para toda la humanidad y para 
cada uno de nosotros* 

Mas aun t es un hocho que desde el final de la segunda guerra mundial, 
hemes estado gastando billones para defendernos de la agresion comu- 
nista* Esta carga continuara aumentando hasta que el mundo se encuen- 
tre libre de tai amenaza • 

Este libro es un intento para oxplicar el comunismo J que os t como 
opera # cuales son sus fines y lo mas importante de todo 9 que es lo 
que necesitamos saber para eombatirlo* 

Para escribir este libro, he sido guiado por muchos anos de ©studio 
y observacion de la conspiration comunista* 

Como Asistente Especial del Fiscal General del Gobierno de los Esta-* 
dos Unidos en 1919 f fuf encargado de preparar un suraario legal de el 
recientemente formado Partido Comunista y Partido Comunista del Ira* 
bajo* Esto necesito un penetrante y extenso estudio* 

La cantidad del material era voluminosoi informes del Partido t reso* 
luciones* programs, avaluacion de noticias, manifiestos 9 etc* * los 
document os primarios del comunismo Americano* Estudie tambien los 
escritos de ttarx, Engels y Lenin 9 as£ como tambien las activi dados 
de la Tercera Internacional* 

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3flBro que fue sometido al Fiscal ue 

En el compefllo que fue sometido al Fiscal ueneral del Estado t conduit 

"Estas doctrinas amonazan la prosperidad de la comunidad* 
la scguridad individual y la perpotuidad del ho gar* Estas 
destruirian la pas del pais y lo lanzarfan a una condicion 
do anarquia, desordon e inmoralidad que sobrepasan la ima* 
ginacion# ,f , . . . 

Hoy miontras escribo estas ilneas* mis conclusions do 1919 perraane* 
cen iguales* El comunismo es la mayor amenaza de nuestro tiempo* Hoy 
en dia f este amenaza la oxistencia miema de nuestra civilizacion Ot*> 
cidontal* i 

En Novienibre de 1919 , los Dolcheviques se hicieron al control de Ru~ 
sia t ganando control del estado por la primera vez» Esta brecha se 
ha ensanchado boy en dia a un vasto imperio comunista* El ataque con* 
tlnua aun siendo hostigado. El comunismo* no descansara nunca hasta 
que el mundo entero* incluyendo los Estados Unidos 9 este bajo la hoz 
y el martillo. Esto es lo que le ha pasado al pueblo Ruso f roantenido 
ahora en cautiverip f pero que estarla libre si pudiese#(Deseo hacer 
aqu£ y para todas las partes de este libro, la distincion entre los 
millones de infortunados que forman el pueblo Ruso y la pandilla de 
comunistas opresores de la Rusia Sovietica*) 

El comunismo es algo mas que una doctrina economical polftica, social 
o f ilosofica* Es una norma de vidaj una falsa "religion 1 * materialista* 
Esta despojarfa al hombre de su creencia en Dios* su heroncia de liber-* 
tad| su confianza en el amor f la justicia y la misericordia* Bajo el 
comunismo* todos nos convertirf&mos en los esclavos del siglo veinte # 
como tantos ya lo han si do. 

Desde 1917 he venido observando la ascension del comunismo interaacio* 
nal con gran inquietud* particularmente los esfuerzos comunistas para 
infiltrar o infectar nuestra forma de vida» El Partido Coraunista Ame- 
ricano erapezo en 1919 9 como un pequono grupo de fanaticos desorganiza* 
dos* Hoy en d£a es un gr&po de conspiracien dedicado* operando bajo 
modernas condlciones como arma de revolucion* No hay duda de que Ame~ 
rica es ahora el bianco primordial del comunismo interaacional* 

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Es obvio que <B& libro no pretonde descubrijM&iterial, conoci do exclu*: 
sivamente dol F*B*I # Lo que s£ expresa es la esperana^ do que todos 
nosotros podamos desarrollar una participacion de conocimientos rudi* 
mentarios acerca del comunismo} una entidad de conocimiento sin la 
cual no nos atroverfamos a estar* Se intenta e» forma primordial, 
eatable cor ciortos fundamentos de las operaciones diarias del Par- 
titio Comunista en log Estades Unidoat como es oondueida una reunion 
comunista f como vive un alto oficial del partido v que sucede dentro 
del moviraiehto subterranoo* como se lleva a cabo la disciplina, como 
recogen el dinero los miembros del partido* atienden escuelas de adoc» 
trinamierito* reparten hojas sueltas de propaganda* Se muestra a los, 
miembros del Partido organizando campanas de agitacion* infiltrando 
organiaaciones no comunistas y manipulando £ rentes comunistas* La me* 
jor forma de apreciar la naturaleza y objetivos de'un enemigo es ob«* 
servarlo en accion* ^ " 

El Partido Comunista t nunca lo olvide* es un estado dentro de un esta* 
do 4 Ticno su rpopio sistema de ^cortes 11 , aaambleas legislativasi escue- 
las y prensa* Aplica sus propias leyes, tiene sus propias normas de con* 
duct a y ofrece su propio camino hacia Utopia* El mierabro del partido 
puede residir fXsicamente en los Estados Onidos t pero "vivo" en un 
"mundo" comunista* 

El Partido i;s^nembargo* sirve como un "cinturon de transition" por 
medio dol cual la mentalidad sovietica es lrapuesta, directa e indirect 
tamente. a miles de Americanos, El objetivo del Partido es producir 
un camarada "pollticamente maduro", un fl hombre comunista qui en traba- 
3aria incesantemente para la revolucion que harla a los Estados Unidbo 
parte del sistema sovieticb* 

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October 4, 1931 


Diamond, Missouri 
Dear ;ylrs» 


/ V 

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Your letter of September *su, 1061, iia^ been 
received, an^i tiie interest prompting you to communicate with 
me is appreciated. 

^ince you have encountered difficulties ia obtaining 
ttie paperback edition of "*&uiter* of Deceit, !f you may purcua^e 
tiiio eaition, wnich is unabridged, from locket Looks, Lie, 
uoO Fiftli Aveaue, New York, New York* 

In re^ponae to your request, I am enclosing some 
riJ.**rL& on tne general topic of communis. Li addiiion, I am 
Xo for ;~a\\im^ a booklet concerning tiie FBI, in whicn, on tne 
la^t pa^e, you ^111 note tuere ^re lifted uiaer publications on the 
5 LI. Tne publishers will be dble to adyise you of tn^ mice of 
each boo&* 


Tolson _ 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 



Mai one _ 
Rosen — 
Sullivan . 


Tele. Room . 


Gandy , 


■incerely your^ 

yiir.- : -i9Si 



1 1 


iaticlosures (&) 

The Story of the FBI 

Faith in God — Our Answer to Communism 

4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 

The Communist Party Line and 10-1-61 LEB Introduction 

NOTE: Bufiles contain no information identifiable with correspondent. See 

outgoing letter of same date from Mr. Tolson to Mr. Freeman A. Lewis, 

Executive Vice President, Pocket Books, Inc., 630 Fifth Ave. , New York, 

New York. , 

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JlCF {JidiP Ct3) TELETYPE UNIT □ , ; ' . 

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Diamond, Missouri 
Sept. 29, 1961 

J. Edgar Hoover 
c/o F. B. I. 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Sir: 

In regard to your book "Masters of Deceit, " 
by J. Edgar Hoover, which I have been looking for, in the 
pocket size books for some time, but have not found it. Do 
you have it available and how much is it ? (Li pocket size) 
Also would you please send me a list of your other books 
available and the price list. 

Would you please send me any free litterature - 
if you have any on communism. How it works and any related 

Thank you kindly, 

(Mrs. 'L 

Diamond, mo. 


Dikmonu, mo. 

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£4. "</*■ 19-%X0 

October 5, 10C1 


912 Southeast 8th Street 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

Dear Mr. 


I have received your letter postmarked October 1, ~: 
and the interest which prompted you to write is indeed appreciated^ £ 

Inasmuch as your inquiry does not pertain to the *-* / £ 
official investigative responsibilities of this Bureau, it would not . 
be proper for me to comment concerning it. I am always encour- : 
a-^ed however, to hear from those who demonstrate an awareness 
of the menace of communism. Certainly, this problem represents 
the greatest single threat facing the freedoms we all cherish, and 
it should be of vital concern to every American. It was good of you 
to give me the benefit of your observations, and I do want to thank 
you for your favorable remarks regarding "Masters of Deceit. " 
My book was intended as a basic text on communism, and I am 
pleased that you found it beneficial. 

";}, Your desire to take active measures in opposing 

P communism is certainly reassuring and, in view of your interest, 
'* »v I am enclosing some material which may be of assistance to you. 




Tolson _ 
Belmont _ 

Mohr ; 

Callahan . 




Mai one 


Sullivan _ 




Sincerely yours, 

1, £$<-nr Hnov^ 


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Tele. Room . 


Gandy . 


Enclosures (5) 

Re Internal Security Statement 4-17-61 

How To Fight Communism , ,. 

The Communist Party Line (/ 

Analysis of 17th Natl Convention of CP, USA and 3-60 LEB 

Christianity Today Series , / / 

NOTE: See next page CJH:lcw (3) C*/- '.; 


66 OCT 9 m\ 

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•October 5, 1961 

NOTE- A search of Buttles under correspondent's name, asrwell as 

logica variations of it, reflected no information concerning him. A 

heck of the app^opriale^lephone directory likewise was negative. 

^c^V^^^^ 8 ^*^^ Miaml ' is ° n 

the Special Correspondents' List. 






Dear Mr. Hoover, 

I wish to comend you on your wonderful book "The 
Master's Of Deceit. " I have been for 15 year's aware as to what has 
actually being promoted by the Communist Conspiracy by our own 
duped officials. Up until and even now, I am not quite sure how I as 
an individual can help? I am married 22 year's, a daughter in college 
and a boy just out of High School, a veteran of the war to end all war's 
(WARII) I am I believe a very good and up standing American. My 
son shall in the near future go into the armed services with the rest 
of our youth and all of this seem's so fruitless if our own elected 
Representative's, Congress and Senate don't uphold America here at 
home for the youth and for .us. I have written various letters 
to various officials and strange as it may seem they all seem to agree 
with and promise to do something to bring about the utter confusion, 
yet nothing is being done that has amounted to anything via our laws, 
"contrary to the Communist Conspiracy. " This of course makes an 
individual awfully disappointed inso far as these elected individuals 
are suppose to be brilliant men. Our State Dep't. it seems over 
rules or sets out a pattern by which our House, Congress and Senate 
move ahead in this particular area of Legislation, can't these 
individuals think for them selves or are they already being dictated 
to? I certainly hope we haven't moved that far to the left. I during 
the course of day's and week's talk to hundred's of every day 
American's and it seems they all feel the same toward' s the out and 
out successes of the Communist Conspiracy abroad and worse then 
that right here in our dear country. If this be the feeling of the major 
public, I'm quite sure our elected Representative's, Congress and 
Senate must know there constituents feeling's, moreso that they them 
selves as American's must mutually share the feeling's as American's. 
As long as I am writing I thought I would express my feeling's 
although the follow story is my real reason for writing. 

I live in Fort Lauderdale, Fla which is certainly one 
of the nicest city in our wonderful country. I have listened to a 
commentator here by the name of Allen Courtney, who has a public 
opinion program, certainly one of the finest radio programs I've 
heard in my whole life 100% Americanism. He has done a wonderful 




thing in arousing the public in this area in regard to the truth about 
and facts concerning the Communistic Conspiracy for the past 10 
year's, with some of the finest known anti Communists as guest's. 
Mr Courtney was last advising the public on the anti anti communist 
campaign that began about a year ago. With literiture from Internal 
Sub Committee as to how and in what fashions one can recognize 
these articals commentator's ect. Which bfing T s us to the point, 
there is a commentator here now who has the same type of program 
as Mr. Courtney on another station same time. He is certainly one 
of the most brilliant speaker 1 s I have ever heard, his vocabulary is 
superb, the finest, his wisdom is also the best, his knowledge over 
all is truly remarkable, his cunning is even more superior. I may 
be entirely wrong but I would stake my life that I am not. He has 
the ability to twist 1 s statements strictly to the advantage of the 
Communist line and still sound like a fine American forever claiming 
constitutionality, due process of law ect. This individual is 100% 
for you Mr Hoover and in the next sentence say T s you are all wrong 
in advacating "Operation Abolition. Tt Is 100% for Civil Liberties 
Union, yet feel's that General Edwin Walker has had a fair hearing 
and fair judgement. This soldier is one of the most patriotic men 
in our Country and to hear this individual constantly talking about 
the controvercial General Walker and the fascist John Birch Society 
when I say talk I mean the smear talk which are and have been 
instruments of the Con spiracy it self. He is 100% against what the 
House Un American Activities Committee is trying to do. I could 
go on for hour's giving details but I don't know if I am even thinking 
in the proper channel. One if I am right? How in God's name is 
this possible? If right, what can be done about a situation such as 
this? I could ask thousand's of question's but just one or Iwo more 
and Til be satisfied. Why doesn't our Government just from the 
very beginning brand Russia as an out right dictatorial country as 
it is, was and shall be? I believe it would have aroused the public 
much sooner. Just a few laws in the proper place, such as our recent 
Supreame court ruling if upheld and 10 year's late. Dear sir I do 
wish this letter is not to boring and wish you would enlighten or 

inform me as to where to be enlightene 
God Bless you /s/ 


912 S. E. 8 S. T. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 


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date: 10/4/61 



, x baltimo*re_county; T0WS0N,J©. 



On October 4, 1961, Mr. HOM^^T^^EROAD, Assistant 


JSuperinte&dent, Board of Education, Baltimore County Towson, 
~Md,_j contapf.pri mp^Vnri "stated that his office had been approached 

by a Mr. 


of the International Services of Informa- 

tion Foundation, Inc. (see SAC Let. 6l~31* 6/6/61) who offered 
to provide in quantity copies of the publication INFORM for 
use in the public schools. Mr. ELSEROAD said that his Depart- 
ment was trying to do the best possible job in the Baltimore 
County Schools of Informing students concerning the true nature 
the communist movement and its threat to our form of government, 
He indicated that he desired to furnish only reliable and 
established material to the faculty members and students, and 
asked whether I could advise him as to the authenticity and 
bona fides of INFORM. 




I informed Mr. ELSEROAD of the confidential nature 
of our files and the fact that information contained therein 
could only be made available to authorized government repre- 
sentatives. Further, that it would not be possible for this 
office to provide him any information concerning this publica- 
tion and that he should not draw any inference from our inability 
to be of assistance. Mr. ELSEROAD said he could understand 
the reason for the policy prohibiting the disclosure of 
confidential information relative to persons and organizations. 


During our conversation, I did point out to Mr. 
ELSEROAD that there was available to him and his Department 
a most authentic account of the Communist Party strategy and 
tactics in the Director's book "MASTERS OF DECEIT". He stated 
that he had not read this book and that copies of it are not 


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presently available In the libraries of the Baltimore County 
school system. I stated that I thought it would be an 
excellent idea if copies of this book were available to the 
faculty members and students , and indicated that a large number 
of school libraries throughout the country had made it a point 
to have a sufficient number of copies of the book available for 
review and distribution. Mr. ELSEROAD said he would like to 
have four copies of the book immediately, and that possibly 
additional copies would be ordered at a later date. I told 
Mr. ELSEROAD that I would make arrangements to furnish Urn 
with these copies* 

I feel that it is highly important that copies of 
the Director's book be immediately made available to students 
and faculty members of the Baltimore County schools , and 
accordingly , it is requested that .four copies be sent to th is 

office in order th at I can-jraraon^ls^e^ Mr, * 

ELSEROAD. I am enclosing my personal check for $11.80 to t 
cover the cost. I feel that this liaison may provide an 
avenue whereby a substantial number of Copies of the book 
will be subsequently ordered. ^ 

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October 6, 1961 

-F-y - 


604 Laurel Street 

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California 

Dear Mr. 

— i 

Your letter of October 1 has been received, tsnd -■' 
the thoughtfulness prompting you to communicate with me is ; r ^ 
appreciated. I want to thank you for your kind remarks relative ^ 
to my efforts as Director of the FBI. ~ ^t 

It was certainly good of you to give me the benefit 
of your comments concerning my book, "Masters of Deceit. " I 
wrote this book with the hope that it would become a primer for 
those who wanted to learn the true nature and objectives of the 
Communist Party, USA, and letters such as yours are reassuring 
since they indicate this purpose is being achieved. 

X am enclosing some material on the general topic 
of communism you may like to read. 

Sincerely yours, 

"r Kx.v-r 


n..,;, '.;>k"!o*_ 



) ! 

Belmont _ 


Callahan . 




Mai one 


Sullivan _ 
Tavel _ 
Trotter- _ 
Tele. Rooin 
Gandy » 

Enclosures (5) 

..The Communist Party Line 
10-61 LEB Introduction 
4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 
What You Can Do To Fight Communism 
./ "Faith in God— Our Answer to Communism" 

NOTE: Buftles contain no information identifiable with correspondent. 
JCF:jks (3.]h , ; 


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604 Laurel Street 

Vandenberg A.F.B, 


1 October 1961 

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 


The Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D.C. 

Dear Mr* Hoover: 

I am writing this letter concerning the book, Masters Of Deceit * 

I am 17 years old and a student at Bishop Garcia Diego High 
School, Santa Barbara* For my Senior year, I am taking Religion 
(required), English (required), Trigonometry, Physics, Spanish III, 
and U . S ♦ Government (required)* 

For U.S. Gov. , we are reguired to read seven or eight " outside fl 
books, most of them dealing with Communism* For several years 
now i Masters Of Deceit has been on the required reading list 
at our school; it is also the first assigned. If it was not for 
this sage policy of the school, I doubt that I would have ever read 
the book* 

My purpose in writing this letter is to let you know that your 
book is being read by responsible teen-agers (not necessarily 
Myself >, who, if given the chance and sufficiently informed, 
will do their part in aiding our Country and the FBI in the 
fight against Communism. 

J I would likfe to personalty thank you for your efforts to pro- 
[tect our country from Communism and to let you know that 
your efforts are not in vain* 

Pacnanffunir ^r/xuv.o 

High School student 




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September 27, 1961 





yi- '*'•''•-* y~2£32- 

Honorable Everett NL Dirksen 
united States Senale 

.Dear -.verelt: 

i have received ysur letter d£ 
September 2j £jid enclosure. In response to your 
request, it is a pleasure to advise you that 1 have 
autographed the book and am returning it to you 
under separate cover. 

Vvith kind personal regards, 



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NITE: Senator Dirksen is on the Special Correspondents List on 
a first -name basis. 

Tolson _ 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 






Sullivan _ 


Trotter _ 

Tele. Room , , - . 
Ingram ,„ ; , 
Gandy 11_ 

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UrvUed S±*ie* Senaie. 

September Z% 1^1 

Ma t Ed^ar Hoover 
ffiie Honorable J. «y** 

Director investigation 

Federal Bureau ox-inves-Gi^ . 

Washington 2 5, ».o. 

Dear Mr. Director: 

Sverett l-icK3nley Birksen 


w uLd autograp^ _fe e nc^ed^^_ 
~» for the students 01 w^ 

school i» B^aas^ 












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SAC, LOS ANGELES (100-51197) 




Mr. Tr<5tter_ 

ATTENTION J CRI flEde. Room__ 

RECOR'DS DIVISI )&*• fogranx™ 
Miss Gandy 


] Ghost Town Station, 

JCnptt '_e_ Beia?y Farm, Buena Park, California, on 9/25/61, , 
advisedstKe Los Angeles Office, that he has been informed by 
xE^RETT^CHAFFEE, Associa te Superintendent, Los Angeles^City 
Jffloard of v Education, 450 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 54," 
^jCjpifornia, that "MASTERS OF DECEIT", has been recommended 
by the Evaluation Committee of the Los Angeles City Board's 
Anti-Communism Committee to be purchased and placed in each 
high school library. 

1 Audio-Visual Division, Los Angeles 

City School Board, has advised an Agent of this office, that 
there are presently 52 high schools in the Los Angeles City 
! System, 

r I l additionally advised that two other books 
1 have been recommended by above evaluating committee: 


Jin the Faculty Library of each secondary school. 

i "THE BIG DECISION" by MATT CVETIC, be purchased 

/for use in all secondary school libraries. 

, | advised that there are presently ,120 

secondary schools in the Los Angeles City System, which 
number includes the 52 high schools named above. 




] an established contact of the Los Angeles 

Office, on 6/20/61, forwarded to Superintendent ELLIS A. 
JARVIS, Los Angeles City Board of Education, several books for 
possible use in connection with the school board's Anti -Communism 
Program. v 

2 -Los Angeles 


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G SEP 29 1961 




V 4. 


October 0, 1961 

Mr. Otto Engeiinann 


Eagerstawn- Jefferson Township 

Elementary School 
239 North Sycamore Street 
Hagerstovm, Indiana 

Bear Mr. Engelmann: 



CD ^ ? _ 


I have received your letter of October S and want to 
thank you for your Ldnd comments regarding my book, ""Masters of 
Deceit. ,f Your generous remarks concerning my administration 
of the FBI are most reassuring. It is my hope thst our future 
activities will merit your continued support and approval. 

In view of your interest, I am enclosing several 
items dealing with the general subject of communism which you may 
like to read. 

Sincerely yours, 









Mai one 





Tele. Room 
•Ingram \ 

CO z.. 

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Enclosures (5) 

4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 

"Faith in God- -Our Answer To Communism" s £»J 

Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality • * 

The Communist Party Line 

One Nation's Response To Communism 

NOTE: Bufiles-contain no record for the correspondent. i ij \^{ 

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<S%agerslown=(<j ejjerson Csownskifi (Qlemenlary, (2)cL 


Otto Engelmann, Principal 

299 North Sycamore St. 


Oct. 3, 1961 

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D.C. 

s ' . jar 

Mr. Tols< 
Mr. Belli/ 

Mr. jC^nradV, 
Mr. p&/*yh_t 

Mr. Eva"*i3 


Dear Mr. Hoover: 

I have recently read your enlighting book "Masters 
of Deceit^ 

I thought I would like to drop you a few lines to 
tell you that I think it is one of the most hard hitting books I 
have read on the insidious disease of Communism. I only wish every 
American could read this book* 

I would like to give you my personal thanks as a 
grateful -American citizen for the fine work you and your organization 
are doing to help keep America strong and safe* 

Mr. Mai one — 

Mr. R'*scn 

Mr. Cullivan- 

Mr. Tavel 

Mr. Trotter__ 
Tele. Room — 
Mr. Ingram— 
Miss Gandy— 

Sincerely j 

Otto Engelmam 

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October 9, 1961 

, /. 

Tolson _ 
Belmont - 


Callahan . 



Mai one _ 




Tele. Room t 

1^*2 - It'^f'" '* ^ 



Police Department 

Lake City, South Carolina 

Dear Sergeant 

I have received your letter of October 3 and want c 
to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous comments; 
concerning my book, "Masters of Deceit." I am certainly pieced 
to learn that you consider the publication beneficial in alerting g 
our Nation's citizens to the evil menace of communism. *-H S 




In view of your interest I am enclosing several itemscrf 
dealing with the general subject of communism which you may like 
to read. 

Sincerely yours, 

J* Edgar Hoover 


Enclosures (5) 

4-17-61 Internal Security Statement 

Communist IUu ision & Democratic Reality 

the Deadly Contest 

Communist Party Line 

One Nation's Response to Communism 

NOTE: Bufiles contain nothing derogatory concerning 

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JThe only 

previous outgoing to him was dated 6-25-59 when he thanked the Director for 
testimony given by an Agent. 



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C. J. Evans 


Mrs. Margaret R. Duke 






October 3, l?6l 




Dr. J, H. Coc 
Roger Nettli 
Charles Tom 
J. M. Truluc* 
R. T. Whiteh 


Mr. TolsTHP 
Mr. Kfflopf-y 

Mr. Conrad™^/ 
Mr. {9(5^M<£. 
Mr. Evans... — 
Mr. M^lone— - 

Mr. Ro^en 

Mr. PulKvan,-. 
Mr. Tsvtti...— 
Mr. Tvu lor ...... 

TcK>. Room 

Mr. lr^rciin _ 
Miss Gundy-., 


Federal Bureau of Investigation 
United States Department of Justice 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Sir $ 

I would like to take this opportunity to personallycomend you 
for the aost thorough beverage of Communism U. S. A. in your Q^as ters n of 
^Deceitji . 

You have accomplished a remarkable service to this great country in 
alerting the people of this Cosraunist menace • Every freedom loving person, 
whether in America or elsewhere should read this book and be great ful to 
you for it* 

The Masters ©f Deceit in ay opinion is a powerful weapon of truth that 
should be used against this ideology of lies, half - truths, falsehoods, 
and rumors. 

In closing, again I couamend you for a Masterpiece of Truth. 




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October 10, 1961 

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228 Demon Drive 

San Antonio 13, Texas 

Dear Miss 


It was a pleasure to receive your letter of October 2, 
and I want to thank you for your thoughtf ulness in writing. 

I deeply appreciate your very kind remarks concerning 
my administration of the FBI and my book, Masters of Deceit. 
Please be assured that my only desire is to remain in my present _, 
position as long as I can be of service to our country. 


Enclosed is some material on the general subject of ^ 
communism which I thought you might like to read. 

Sincerely yours, 

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Enclosures (5) What You Can Do To Fight Communism 

Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality Expose of Soviet Espionage 
The Communist Party Line One Nation's Response to Communism 
NOTE: Bufiles contain no derogatory information re correspondent. We last 
wrote her on 3-31-61 enclosing several copies of "Communist Target— Youth" 
at her request. See Airtel of same date to Los Angeles captioned "W. J. 
Bailey, President, Day and Night Manufacturing Company, La Puente, 
California. Tt 

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223 Denton Drive 

San Antonio 13, Texas 

October 2, 1961 

! allahan 
Mr!) " 
Mr. I;Idone__ 

Mr. Rosen 

Mr. £'u!!Ivan„ 
Mr. r j?av-l_ 
Mr. Traier„. 

Tele. Room 

Mr. Ingram.„ 
Miss Gandy____ 

Mr* J. Edgar Hoover 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr, Hoover: 

OCT 6 1961 






Recently there have been a few news items here and there, b7c 

and rumors, that you may resign* I fully realize that 

you have given many many years of service to your country, 

most of them very difficult years, and if any one has earned 

the right to retire you certainly have* Too many of us have 

not realised how*much you have done for us - but we are beginning, 

I believe, to realize the position that we are in. PLEASE, 

Mr. Hoover, don f t resign - The People of The United States 


You may know this, you may not, I have just had the good 
fortune to receive some letters written by the president of 
fey &_Ni^t_Man\^£tiL3^g^Q^PJByj La Puente, Ca liforni a to 
their employees* These are very good, calffTet'ter s , regarding 
communist threats and methods. On August 1st he advised that \\ 
inrlieu of the next letter he was sending the employees 1 a copy 
pi lasters of Deceit* These letters were sent to me by »my 
broth er-in-law : , who is employed by a Wholesale Plumbing Hquse * 
that merely hahdles the products of Day and Night* The owner 
of the plumbing house had had photo copies made of the letters 
and was, in turn, furnishing them and your book to his employees* 

So yousee we do need you very much - if this book could be used , 
in all of our schools I feel that much of our troubles could be 

I do not expect a reply - but just hope that you wi 1 stay on 
in your position for many more years* * 

Sincerely, — -— *-~^ «—* 



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Son iiiitoniOj_;rexaii, in which ahe refer* to captioned company. THe i r j6l 
edition of Poor's ftcgfoteff of Directors and .bseeutivea reflects that t&e 
president of tote company it* v;, J. Bailey, bufile* contain no information 
identifiable with Bailey or fata company. 

I am considering writing Bailey to thank Mm for Ms interest in 
distributing my book to hid employee*. You are instructs to verify Bailey*,* 
position &» $re*i*aa£ f tactfully ascertain U he actually faa^ Ji*tr ibuted copies 
oi my «oo!i at, invested in ^i«a llalT.* letter, aad «*-*ke 3i*erect £&iuirt&» of 
established sources to determine his reputation ana that of bis company. 
Under no circumotancea should he become aware of Bureau*** interest, submit 
ret»ulta and recommendations as to whether or not I ahould **end Bailey a 
letter of appreciation and place him on our mailing li»t, under above caption, 
to reach Bureau no later than lU-10-01. AQ , 

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Sullivan . 


Tele. Hoonr. 
Ingram - 
Gandy _ 

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of same date. 



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October 11, 1981 

&C- %; rS . 


1906 southwest V( Avenue 
r^iami 45, 

Dear Sirs. 

Miami 45, Florida 

Your card of October 4, 1961, has been received. 

I am glad to know that you have enjoyed material 
I have prepared, and enclosed are some articles which you may not 
have had the occasion to read. 

In response to your request, I regret to inform you 
that copies of my book, "Masters of Deceit, " are not available for 
distribution by this Bureau, but if you are unable to secure them 
from your local library or bookstores, you may wish to contact 
its publishers, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. , 383 Madison 
Avenue, New York 17, New York. 

Sincerely yours, 

Jm Ui/ia» t j Dove? 

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Enclosures (5) 

Introduction 10-61 LEB Christianity Today Series 

Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality One Nation's Response to 
The Communist Party Line Communism 

NOTE: Correspondent is not identifiable in Bufiles. Title of Mrs. and 
clarification of her name and address per telephone directory check. 

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Oct 4-61 
I am interested in your writings. May I have 4 copies of 
Masters of Deceit Thank you so much Hon Mr Edgar Hoover. 
I can use them 

19.06 SW 17 Av 
Miami 45 . Fla 


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October 4, 1961 

&ir. Freeman A, Lewis 

Executive Vice President v'/h , 

docket Books, inc. - 1 ' * 

630 Fifth Avenue 

New $brk, New York 

Dear Mr. Lewis: 

X an/ enclosing a copy of a letter 

dated; September 29, 1961, from JVIrs. 

Diamond, Missouri, and Mr. Hoover's reply oi 
October 4, 1961. I thought you would be interested 
in knowing of this situation. 

Sincerely yours, 

Clyde Tolson 

Enclosures (2) 

NOTE: See outgoing letter of same date to Mrs 



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7a Circle Drive 
Port Orange, Florida 

Dear Iter. 

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Your letter of October 5, 1361, with enclosure, 
has been received, and the interest prompting you to communicate 
with me is appreciated. 

It was indeed good of you to give me the benefit 
of your comments concerning "Masters of Deceit." Your interest 
in this book and various articles I have been privileged to write 
is certainly encouraging ♦ 

For your information, I am enclosing a reproduction 
of a letter I directed to the "New York Herald Tribune" regarding 
the column by John Crosby* I want to thank you for writing to me 
concerning this matter, and I am confident that the American people 
will not be taken in by this scurrilous attach. 

OCT 11 1361 

Sincerely yours, 




C 4 


Tolson _ 
Belmont . 




NOTE: Bufiles contain no information identifiable with correspondent. 

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Mr. M 
Mr. (& 
Mr. C/JWlian, 
Mr. kfionrady 

Mr. Evans J- 
Mv. Malone— 
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Mr. £;\Uivan 

Mr. Tavel 

Mr. T»"ilor.„ 

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Betwee n ^jgii mercials 

What Law Enforcement? 







NEW YORK CITY-^-I Was lis- 
tening to the radio the other day 
and I heard a commercial from 
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover 
which went : 'The onslaught of 
crime is today at an all time 
high. Law enforcement is ( every- 
body's business. The ever increas- 
ing surge of 
crime costs the 
American' tax- 
payer $22 billion 
a year. You are 
one of the tax- 
payers sharing 
this cost. The 
front line of de- 
f e n s e in this 
matter is your 
local police offi- 
cer but he needs 
the supporting 
element of you, 

the citizen, to continue to do this 
job. Get interested in law enforce- 
ment. Support good government. 
Expect and demand efficient law 
enforcement and do your part to 
get it." 

Get interested in law enforce- 
ment? Mr. Hoover, I am inter- 
ested in law enforcement. I know 
that the onslaught of crime is at 
an all time high. In fact, crime 
in this country has made its most 
substantial gains in the 36 years 
you have been head of the FBI. 
Under your benevolent eye, the 
crime syndicates now are rolling 
in wealth and respectability. 
Gambling, narcotics, and indus- 
trial rackets are now among the 
biggest businesses in this coun- 
try, and hoodlum money now is 
infiltrating all sorts of respecta- 
ble businesses. 

* * * 

GET XNTERESTED in law en- 
forcement! I am, indeed. But 
when are you going to get inter- 
ested in law enforcement, Mr. 
Hoover? We are the only country 
in the World with organized crime 
on such a huge scale and we are 
one of the few countries without 
a national police force. Every 
time someone suggests a national 
police force for this country, you 
shoot it down and so well organ- 
ized are your press relations and 
so docile is the press at accepting 
your word on police matters that 
all attempts to grapple with or- 
ganized crime on a national level 
successfully have been throttled. 
I wonder if the FBI wants the 
job or wants anyone else to have 
it for fear of dimming its glory. 

"I was concerned seriously with 
organized crime before I took of- 
fice," said Atty, Gen. Robert F. 
Kennedy last April. "In the past 
two and a half months, I have 
become even more aware of how 

far racketeering has infiltrated 
our society. Racketeers have 
moved in from illegal enterprises 
to infect legitimate businesses, 
labor unions, and — as the news- 
papers noted again recently — 
sports. At the same time, the 
racketeers have tightened their 
hold on bookmaking, narcotics, 
extortion, prostitution, the num- 
bers game, and other gambling." 

* * * 

up to, Mr. Hoover? A perusal of 
newspaper reports shows that you 
issued a stirring warning to house- 
wives to be careful of babysitters. 
You also called for a relentless 
campaign against child molesters. 
I also have here your coloring 
cartoon ("Boys and girls — Color 
the picture and memorize the 
rules. Turn down gifts from stran- 
gers. Avoid dark and lonely 
streets. Know your local police- 
man. J. Edgar Hoover"). You 
called for a crackdown on "smut 

You warned the nation's shop- 
keepers,, as you do every year, to 
beware of shoplifters. You pro- 
posed a new name for juvenile de- 
linquents ("teenage brigands";* 
You deplored violence on televi- 

* * * 

THE NUMBER of arrests made 
by the FBI in light of its $127,- 
216,000 budget and in light of its 
own massive crime figures are 
rather modest. Only 10,000 last 
year. How many big shots of or- 
ganized crime has the FBI ar- 
rested in the last five or 10 years? 
.Are they looking for any? Has 
the FBI any program for trapping 
any of these well organized and 
enormously rich racketeers Atty. 
Gen. Kennedy talks about? 

Visitors to FBI headquarters are 
shown how the FBI tracked down 
and slaughtered John Dillinger. A 
great crime epic, all right, Mr. H., 
but it took place 27 years ago. The 
FBI leaps into action with great 
speed at kidnapings. And, of 
course, it keeps the Communists 

in check. Or says it does. 

* * * 

BUT, MR. HOOVER, you ask 

me to expect and demand efficient 
law enforcement. Of whom? If 
you're afraid to tackle the crime 
syndicate, do you think my local 
police officer supported by me, 
the citizen, can do it? Nowhere 
in the World is crime more prof- 
itable, better organized, or less 
bothered by law enforcement than 
in the U.S. and you have been the 
top cop in this country for 36 
years. Crime has flourished under 
you as it never has flourished in 
the history of the World, s -^ 

How do you explain tha&^/ „ 
Copyright 1961 N.Y H^^^AFTfae"lnc. 

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October 12, 1961 

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Route 1, Box 1079 
San Marcos, CajUfornia 

Dear Mrs;' 

I have received the letter of October 7 from 
you and your husband and want to thank you for your thought- 
fulness in writing. I deeply appreciate your very kind 
remark^ concerning my administration of the FBI and my 
book,H kasters of Deceit , M 

It is always pleasing to hear from citizens 
who demonstrate an awareness of the evils of communism 
and who desire to combat this threat to our freedoms* In 
view of your interest, enclosed is some material on the 
general subject of communism I thought you might like to 

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Sincerely yours, 


Belmont _ 


Callahan . 


DeLoach . 
Evans „ 

Malone _ 
Rosen __ 
Tavel __ 

Trotter . 

Tele. Room . 




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_ Tin Do To Fight Communism 
4-1 7 -4ft; Itttetnal Security Statement 
Communist Illusion and Democratic Reality 
The Communist Party Line 
Christianity Today Series 

NOTE: ire not identifiable in Bufiles. 

Correspondents oDviousiy appear to be husband and wife; however, 
this could not be verified through telephone directory. Although 

they indicate no acknowledgement is necessary, it is felt 

a reply is appropriate due to the very favorable nature of their 







Oct. 7, 1961 

J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D. C, 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

This is simply a note to thank you for your 
inspired work in preserving our country f s freedoms, informing 
people of the nature of the Communist threat (as per Masters , 
of Deceit) and awakening Americans everywhere. 

Our country owes much to you- -we are grateiul. 
May God bless you in your continued battle against evil wherever 
it may exist. 



Rte 1 Box 1079 
San Marcos, Calif. 

No acknowledgement necessary. 

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1546 2.yui aireei 
Ensley Highlands 
Birmingham 8, Alabama 

Dear Mrs. 

■ * --- 

Your letter postmarked October 11 has 
been received, and the thought prompting your communi- 
cation is appreciated. 

The interest you indicated in my book, 
"Masters of Deceit, " is most encouraging. With respect 
to your inquiry, you should be able to obtain a copy of it 
at one of your local bookstores or by writing directly to 
the publisher, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. , 383 
Madison Avenue, New York 17, New York. The book 
retails for five dollars a copy. 



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Sincerely yours, 

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' ,-u^cu Hoover, 

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Tolson — 
Belmont _ 


Callahan . 
Conrad — 
DeLoach _ 
Evans ^—_ 
Malone — 
Rosen . 




Trotter _ 

Tele. Room . 


NOTE: Bufiles contain no references identifiable with correspondent. 
As it would appear that she erroneously believes that "Masters of Deceit" 
is a film, the above reply is deemed appropriate. 


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1546 39th Jreet 
Enaley Highlands 

J i Edgar Hoover 
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Dear Mr. gooverj 

Ihiie attending the, lomana Federation) I was 
impressed with what I heard about r tt Haaters OOeMj 8 * 

Ihat mat I ao to have this lor our Literary 
Club, either February 27th, 1962 or April ft, 1962. 
will have screens. Is there a. charge for this ?/ /?_ 

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Reurlet 10/11/61. 

You should contact Mr. Patrick M. Miller of KGN8, 
Laredo, Texas, and advise him that I have no objection if he wishes to 
use my book, "Masters of Deceit," as the basis of a 15-minute radio 
program over KGNS. 

During your contact with him, you should point out that 
it would be permissible for him to quote directly from "Masters of 
Deceit/' and it will be sufficient to give credit at the end of each program 
in which references from the book are used if it is more convenient for 
him. You should make it clear to him that I do not want "Masters of 
Deceit" used in any manner which would imply endorsement of any 
commercial product. You might suggest to him that before scheduling 
any such programs, it will be advisable to obtain permission from the 
publisher of my book, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. , 333 Madison 
Avenue, New York 17, New York. 


The Bureau should be kept advised of any pertinent 

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NOTE: See Jones to DeLoach memorandum dated 10/17/61,, captioned 
^as above. Also see letter to Miss Maureen McManus of Holt, Rinehart and 

ifinston, Inc. , of same date. 


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date: Oct. 11, 1961 

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from ;. /SAC, SAN ANTONIO 


Mr. PATRICK VL MILLER, Manager of Radio Station 
KGNS, Laredo, Texas, has written me and advised that he 
heard a program over Radio Station KVOO, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 
which basically consisted of a fifteen-minute reading from 
a ho ok ,G "Mas t er s of Deceit" wherein he gathers there is a 
daily program of a KVOO news man quoting directly from the 

Mr. MILLER was quite complimentary about the 
Director's book and stated he was quite impressed vrith the 
program. He requested advice as to whether approval could / 
be obtained for him to initiate a similar program with 
Radio Station KGNS, Laredo. 

For the Bureau • s information,! KGNS Radio and TV In 
Laredo, Texas, have been very cooperative in all press 
matters and are presently giving spot announcement publicity 
to the Top Ten Fugitive Program. 

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nature concerning PATRICK JkJMTO'BTU who is manager of--;the- 
Radio Station, and "he is known to the Resident Agent s^at . 
Laredo who report him to be very cooperative. f^ 

The Bureau is requested to advise the formal of 
the program to which Mr. MILLER refers and whether it is 
feasible to approve such a program for his station as he 
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Eagerstown, Indiana 
Dear lur. 

CO I: 


I have received your letter of October 14, and your^ 
expressions of confidence in my administration of this Bureau are| 
indeed appreciated. 

Certainly, communism is the greatest single threat 
facing the freedoms we all cherish, and your concern about this 
problem is understandable. &y book, blasters of Deceit, " was 
intended as a basic text on this subject, and I am pleased that you 
have found it beneficial. 

^hile I am unable to furnish a list of publications 
such as you requested, I am enclosing some material on communism 
which may be of assistance to you. 


pincerely your j, 

J. c\i-al liOOvc. 

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Beltr.ont _ 


Callahan , 
Conrad _ 
DeLoach , 


Mai one — 
Rosen — 
Sullivan - 


Trotter _ 


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Enclosures (5) 

The Communist Party, USA (Social Order) The Deadly Contest 

Faith in God—Our Answer to Communism The Communist Party lane 

The Communist Menace: Red Goals and Christian Ideals (Christianity % Today} 

NOTE: Bufiles reflect that correspondent is the subject of a Selective 
Service Act of 1948— Conscientious Objector investigation. Bufile 25-308158, 
which was closed on 7-13-50. This investigation developed no.derogatory 
information and reflected that his religious beliefs were sincere. 
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Hagerstown, Indiana 
October lU, 1961 

J* Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D # C. 

Dear Mr* Hoover: j^\ 

I have read your book "Masters of Deceit" with 
great interest* It is a very informative publication 
and I think one that every American citizen should read. 
I am very much disturbed by the increase of the communist 
movement in the world and would like to compile all the 
available information concerning it for use in bringing 
it to the attention of many people who do not seem to 
be concerned* Do you have available a list of publications s ~ _T $£\ ) 
which might give me some assistance in this vital area? 

Thank you very much* I would also like to thank you, 
as a fellow American, for the wonderful job your bureau 
is doing for our country* 


Hagerstown, Indiana 




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October 19, 1961 

p£C-$ &**» William JfABailey 
; President \ 

Day and Night Manufacturing 

La Puente, California 


Dear Mr. Baileys 

It has come to my attention that you have 
distributed copies of my book, ' Masters of Deceit, " to 
the employees of your company, and I wanted to send you 
this note to express my sincere appreciation for your 
interest in this regard. It was certainly thoughtful of you 
to do this. 

It is always encouraging to hear about* citizens 
who demonstrate an awareness of the evils ot communism 
and who desire to combat this threat to our freedoms. In 
view of your concern, enclosed is some material on the 
general subject of communism I thought you might like to 

sincerely yours, 














Tele. Room 

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Enclosures (5) 

1 - Mr. M. A. Jones 


What Yioti ©an Do To Fight Communism 
LEB Introduction, April 1, 1961 
The Communist Party Line 
Expose of Soviet Espionage 
Christianity Today series 

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NOTE: By letter 10-2-61, Miss 

San Antonio^ Texas, 

expressed appreciation for the Director's administration of the FBI 
and his book, "Masters of Deceit, Tt She mentioned that she had heard 
that W. J, Bailey, President of Day and Night Manufacturing Company, 
La Puente, California, had distributed copies of the Directors book 
to his employees, and she thought this was a fine idea* Miss l I 

letter was acknowledged on 10-10-61, and by airtel the same date we 
requested Los Angeles Office to tactfully ascertain if Bailey had dis- 
tributed copies of the Directors book and to determine his reputation 
and that of his company* By airtel 10-13-61, SAC, Los Angeles, 
advised that Bailey, who is about 45 years of age, has an excellent 
reputation in the community, is active in the Chamber of Commerce, 
is a leader in the United Fund Drive and had distributed copies of the 
Directors book to all employees of his company* (1961/jof ^Poor's 
Register of Directors and Executives" reflects Day and Night Manu- 
facturing Company has approximately IpOO employees and manufactures 
hot water tanks and related plumbing supplies.) Further, that Bailey 
has been known to Los Angeles Agents for approximately 10 years, has 
always bee^cqope^ti^:^ vm^LfMM has displayed an excellent 

^ iTlJ"* " III —. lil^i^pain no derogatory information 

^%^^m^f^KKM W^^^^^i Bailey is being added to the 

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FROM : SAC, LOS ANGELES (94-864) O r ^ u ^ ,T 

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BUDED 10/16/61 


Re your airtel 10/10/61. 

Credit records refleet WILLIAM J. BAILEY 
(formerly known as WILLIAM J. BAILEY, JR.) is 
president of Day and Night Manufacturing Company, 
La Puente, California, is about 45 years of age 
and resi des at 210 West Or ange Grove, Arcadia, with 
his wife 

Chief of Police RAY BLAIR, Monrovia, 
California Police Department, FBI NA, advised company 
formerly located in Monrovia where BAILEY had an 
excellent reputation. / It ** //J (/ > *? J 

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United States 

Post Office, La Puente, California, a reliable 
source, advised BAILEY has an excellent reputation 
in the community, his activity in the Chamber of 
Comm/anae-aiia as a leader in the United Fund Drive, 
Mr- I I discretelv ascertained from a friend 
employed at the company that the company had distributed 
copies of "Masters of Deceit" to all employees, 

Mr, BAILEY has been known to agents of 
this office for approximately ten years. He has 
always been co-operative and reliable and displayed 
an excellent attitude towards the Bureau. 

It is recommended that a letter of 
appreciation be sent to Mr. BAILEY and that he be 
placed on the Bureau mailing list. 

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Callahan . 


DeLoach . 


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October 19, 1961 


Northeast £>6th 
Seattle IT, Washington 

Dear Mrs. 

Yuur letter of October 12 has been received, and 
it was thoughtful of you to write. I certainly appreciate your very 
kind remarks concerning my administration of the FBI and my CD n 

b^ok, M Masters uf Deceit. " . ^ 

In response to your inquiry, it is a continuing program ? 
of the Communist Party to attempt infiltration of every part of our 
society. I have always encouraged Americans to educate themselves 
to the true nature and methods of the communist movement in order 
that they may intelligently resist the zealous efforts of its adherents 
to destroy 3ur form of government. 

It is always pleasing to hear from citizens who demon- 
strate an awareness of the evils of communism and who desire to combat 
this threat to our freedoms. In view of your interest, enclosed is some 
material ua the general subject uf communism I thought you might like 
to read. 

Sincerely yours, 




J. EdLw Hoover 


Enclosures (5) 

Faith in God---Qur Answer to Communism 

What You Can Do^to, Fight Communism 

LEB Introduction 10-63^, 

LEB Introduction 4-61^ 

The Communist Party ^Line c^y , f , * 

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Oct. 12, 

Dear Mr. Hoover, 

Is Communism still a large infiltration threat 
or not? Should people be aware of this or not? 

My husband and I have just finished your book 


"Masters of Deceit. " It is a very good book. 

You do a tremendous job for your country, 
Mr. Hoover - Thank you and God bless you. 

/&/ Mrs. 

4051- N.E. 56 
Seattle 5, Wn. 




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i&licott City, i\larylari(T~ 

Dear Mrs 

Your letter of October 16 has been received, and I 
appreciate your interest in my book, "blasters of Deceit. " 

Certainly, communism is the greatest single threat 
facing the freedoms we all cherish. Patriotic Americans must 
continue to take a firm stand against this menace and combat it 
wherever possible. But this opposition to communism must be 
careful, constructive and positive, and I have repeatedly warned 
in public .statements that we must not indiscriminately label as 
comAiunliBts^those whose opinions on a particular question may, 
on occasion, parallel the official Communist Party position. 

Enclosed is some literature which may be of assist- 
ance to you in connection ;wi$h;th£ matter you discussed. 

iincerely yours, 


XI'::. 11961 

John Edgar Hoover 



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Belmont _ 


Callahan . 


DeLoach _ 
Evans , 

Mai one 

Rosen . 


Tavel - 


Tele. Room . 
Ingram - 

Gandy . 


Enclosures (5) ^ 

4-61 LEB Introduction 

10-61 LEB Introduction 

4-17-61 internal Security Statement 

Faith inJpody-Cur Answer To Communism ^ 

The CominMist Party Line /- 

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Westerville, Ohio 
October 16, 1961 


Mr. Tavcl „_ 
Mr. Tr>vt«r. 
Tele. 2leo^a_ 

Miss Gazu5y_ 




No 2 









Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 


Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington 25, D. C # 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

I want to thank you so much for your reply of August 
it was a great honor to hear from you. I had written you July 28 
concerning my interest in furthering circulation of Masters of 

I have since corresponded successfully with Miss Linda 
Levitt of Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc. The publishers have 
provided 3000 bumper stickers for distribution in Columbus. The 
local American Legion is utilizing 500; the bulk of the remainder b ° c 

are going to agencies supporting "Project Alert" conducted by the Navy 

Depending on the local response, an attempt may be made 
to enlist the cooperation of the American Legion on a nationwide basis. 
Other national groups may become interested. 

I am enclosing a copy of an article and editorial on "Project 
Alert" from the Columbus Dispatch ; also enclosed are two of the bumper 

Purpose of this letter is just to inform you on this matter. 
No reply is expected. 

Very truly yours, 



6A fitoiutnhtt* 



Navy League to Conduct 

Intense Anti-Communism Drive 

Sunday will mark the ad 
vent of a concentrated drive 
in Central Ohio against Com- 

The Navy League of the 
United States, Columbus 
Council, is the directing force 
behind the anti-Communist 
effort. Major emphasis of 
the «ix-week campaign will he 

on fi&hting Communism hy 
alerting eittana to Its dun- 
gers and th« n(ivaut«ge» oi 

tits AmerMn way «f Uto. 
"Projaot Aiert #f it the numo 

given (he drive whirl) extend* 
from Sunday in Nov I a, i 

TIIK COM'MmiN Nnvy! 
Uftjjljn 10 an ii0fMcu*Iiitlon o> 
iffl) l'Hti*i<tiir unci imhliivipir- 

itecl individuals. It is consid 
ered the civilian arm of the 
U.S. Navy, but although some 
members are Navy and for- 
mer Navy personnel, most 
are ordinary citizens. 

MANY activities are being 
planned, all aimed 1 at out- 
lining to the average citizen 
what he can do to fight Com-| 
munism. League officials em- { 
phasized, however, that this 1 
is not a name-calling or witch 
hunt campaign. 

All news media are par- 
ticipating. Radio and tele- 
vision stations will help out 
with frequent spnot announced 
ments written with the ideals 
of the cajnpaign in mind. 

TV stations will, telecast 
several $lm& depicting, life 
in countri§* under the Com- 
munist influence ts tfelL as 
those outlining -how Cqmtou** 
nism operate*. 

All w*m *& *66tttbiite 
throng? 0MW«lifi &*'JSi#& 

. PLANS ARE being de- 
veloped now to distribute 
copies of the US. Constitu- 
tion to school children. Busi- 
nesses downtown are being 
urged to display the Amer- 
ican Flag. Mayor Ralston- 
WestlaHe has Mgned a proc ( 
lamation designating the six- 
weeks period as "Projoct 

Ail the basic freedoms of 
America will be emphasized 
and a group of Navy League 
Wives are preparing "Project 
Alert" banners which cam- 
paign officials hope to have 
(flown beneath the American 
J Flag on the 50 tallest staffs 
tin the city. 

THE DRIVE here is pat- 
terned after one in Lubbock, 
Texas, and the Columbus 

campaign is the first in a met- 
ropolitan-size city. 

A screening committee of 
30 business, labor, industrial, 
religious and educational 
leaders is the guiding force 
behind the campaign The 
committee's job is to screen 
all material used to insure it 
substantiate* the ideals de- 

A I'ARADtt l* tentatively 
scheduled for Armed Form 
Day Nox. 11. The committee 
has rented a post office box 
through which citizens can re- 
quest further information 
from the league. The address 
is Project Alert, Box 1776, Co- 
lumbus 21. Pamphlets and ar- 
ticles about Communism can 
be secured this way. 

Other projects are under 
study and may be developed 
as tne drive proceeds. 

The Navy League campaign 
leads up to the five-day Anti- 
Communist School at the: 
Southern Hotel Nov. e' 
through 10. The school is be- 
ing sponsored by the Chris- 
dan Anti-Communism Cru- 
sade and In not directly tied 
in with "Project Alert." 

J Philip Uibhs, commercial 
manager of the Ohio $&# 
Tulophone Co,, Is leagtW pre** 
lilwnt and chairman of "ProJ* 
eel Alert* 

Project to Alert Americans 

WHILE most Americana are 
aware, of the Communist 
threap to their way of life, many 
take their blessings pretty much 
for granted* 

They tak$ all too lightly their 
freedom to worship, to speak 
freely, to assemble in groups, to 
privacy in their homes and their 
right to trial by jury, to move 
about atid change jobs freely, to 
own property, to a secret ballot, to 
free elections, to government de- 
signed to serve them and to pro- 
tect their personal dignity and, 
personal freedoms. AB of these 
would 6e taKta $way should the 
fofccea of ^irtfrnmisih $r£vaiL 

Wta&#ym* SUjfey* of j?atri- 
otfcm art tuMpw^ sMft 

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Residents of Columbus have 
a chance to do this during the 
current anti-Cotnrriunisrtt and 
patriotism campaign sponsored 
by the Navy League of the tJnited 
States, Columbus Council. Kttown 
as "Project Alert," the campaign 
will continue through Veterans 
Day, Nov. 11. 

THE CAMPAIGN is not de- 
signed to name-call, point accus- 
ing fingers, or witch-hunt. It is 
basically one of patriotic inspire 
tion, and a, period for rededicating . 
ourselves? ajs Americans. 

We hx&* that during this e^u- ■ 
cfttioixal h$ inspirational .tiftitt* 
paign, the Whole of CdbfAl-A^ 
;fr$ be *w*kene£ to ttaftvttt^E. 

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Mr. Tolson. 
Mr, Belmont- 
Mr. Mohr 


Mr. C v .lIaIicTi 
Mr. *XVferr:ii.. 


Silver Springs Mar;gland 4 
26 "October ~196l 

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 
Director, F.B.I. 
Department of Justice 
9th & Pa. Ave., N.W. 
Washington 2£, B.C. 

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Mr. :V ~-_ 
Mr. I>c:-a _ 
Mr. kulILvai. 

Mr. Ibvl 

Mr. Trot :.-.•_ 
Tele. Jlcorj 

Mr. Ing ram 

Miss Gandy_ 

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Dear Mr. Hoover: j 

At lunch on the 28th of September, in the Men's Bar of 
the Mayflower, I was specially honored when Eddie Fox presented 
me with your personally autographed book, "Masters of Deceit", 
for there is no American for whom I have greater respect and ^\ 
admiration and I know of no recent book with a more important ry 

I think I increased somewhat in statue, too, in the eyes 

of my family when they saw your autographed book that evening i 
for they were thrilled and rather awed by your signature. 

Masters of Deceit has become our most prized and most used 

Thank you very much. 




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.AMBROSE T/pcGuckian 
Colonel, (QMC) IG 



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October 26, 1961 



Mr. John JBL^Lawver 
Chief of Pof 
Newcomerstownr Ohio 

My dear Chief: 

Your letter of October 20, 1961, has been 
received, and it is good to know that you have found my 
Child Tv&lester Poster of benefit in your community. 

I appreciate your very kind comments 
concerning "Masters of Deceit. " It is a pleasure to send 
you under separate cover an autographed copy of my book 
which you may feel free to present to the Newcomerstown 
irublie Library. 

Sincerely yours, 
U. Edgar Hoover 


OCT 2 T 1961! 

- Cleveland 




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Conrad — 

Malone _ 


Sullivan , 
Tavel — 

NOTE: The name of the library per American Library Directory. 

We furnished Lawver copies of the Child Moleste^Poster earlier this 
year. Bufiles reflect no other identifiable information on hin^ 

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NOTE: (Continued) ASAC John J. Coneys, Cleveland Office, was 
telephonically contacted and he advised 10-26-61 that files of the 
Cleveland Office reflected nothing unfavorable concerning Chief Lawver 
and that he is very cooperative with this office which has conducted 
police schools for his department, Lawver enjoys a very good 
reputation in his community. 





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October 20,1961 

Mr. Rtsta 
Mr. SuU .* 
rSr. Tavol. 
M>, Ti'ittc-r 
Tele. Room 
Mr. Ingram 

J* Edgar Hoover, director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
W.S. ^Department of Justice 
Washington 2<J, D*C. 

Sir: . 

J)I am writing to inquire as to whether or not you have any facalities available to 
//make available your book Masters of Deceit to libraries • I have read the book and.^ 
believe it to masterful in its message to the raaders. ^ 

I come from a small town of 1*200 persons and we have a nice library but todate thesy 
] do not have your book* I woifflld appreciate very much if you would advise me as to the 
/ means of obtaining the bookj festers_jaj^^ do the local library * , 

Also 1 would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to your Bureau for th$ 
posters given me pertinant to young boys and girls talking to strangers ♦ They were well* 

I received and used # I credit two recent arrests of sex offenders and committments to \J 
mental hospitals to your posters* By making the public aware to our problems we can^ 
whip the crime and criminal* 

Ibhn E Lawver 
Chief of Police 







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Post Office Box 1C8 

Al Tahoe, California 

Dear lurs, 










/ 4 * Your lettet of October 21, 1861, with enclosures, 

was received as Sir. Hoover was preparing to leave the city. He 
asked ine to write and thank you for furnishing him the benefit of 
your observations and comments. He also wanted me to advise 
you of his appreciation relative to your interest in his book, 
'blasters of Deceit. " 

Sincerely yours, < 



Helen YV. Gandy 











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Tele. Room , 
Ingram . 

NOTE* Bufiles reflect that correspondent is considered eccentric and a 
trouble maker by the local school board. * SAC, San Francisco, has 
advised the Bureau to be very circumspect in any correspondence with 
her. In view of this information, it is deemed inadvisable to acknowledge 
her correspondence by a letter over the Director's signature. BufiW 
contain no information of a derogatory nature identifiable with Buckley with 
whom we have had limited cordial correspondence. We have had limited 
cordial correspondence with individuals accociated with "National Review. rt 
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PoO^Box 168 ,&1 T^S^eTC^Tim 
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P^der^l Bureau of Investigation* 

W^shinjton B»C. 

I)e*r$tr # HoQver: 

The ^tt*»ch£fi letter is for your information. 
I did not zie^n to infer th^t you *oce uninf orned 
of the respectable Gtv>r~oter of the E*TIG27U& 
itWIZ7-~but only to iqpress on Sditor Buckley 
th*t he must do sonethinj to co^root the *~ 
impression created *non,3 his readers by thnt~ 
ndvextisenent of the BQok I?ind Club on the b*>ck 
OTver of the lt3VTE7. Whoever finagled th*»t one 
w^s clever — ^nd their advert icrtn;; nsmoger nust he 
gullible indeed-*— - unless He is n" n pl^nt w there* He 
is listed in ttat issue ^s Llich^el M.Mooney. 

** I ^o^disnnyed <b this trieifii Tfrf the Kennedy 
^dninistrntion, nuzzles ^.nd c*pp en serpents* 

** Enclosed is a very din copy-(*v£i I fc^e 
left) of 4 letter to the Sditor of the S^ernnento 
TJSJIOH' on the subjeot-xrf the aiffixjulty in findinj your 
lister of Deceit by * school libr^ri^n, I hope Mr* 
Jrckson ! s Setter to the Editor which pronpted nine will 
do so^b ^ood in publicising the source fron which your 
book «c*n be bought* I either 30 1 uj copy frosi the 
Bookaniler or direct frca tiie^ publisher, I forget whictu 

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*tn«ser plmnly ..does not know th-t the B&ok Find cirt '■• 

., hns been listed. in th* subversite pabli«!?ions^isf 
. . of the Rous* Un4.ext,^,tiTitie S P c « t e ? £ et«i 

■ , ■ tto ?h ; r-oter by ,^e righting ^ztae is 

■ . ■ ■ . .BiaU'nne to unlnfowed re*ders%ho neve* hiSJ „! ♦ ** 

respeet-Mlity-M when your HTICFH x»m^ w L, .'- • ' 
instaded in th* ' ^tertisaert t^J^ • ?? dress 1S : 
-.-■ .of .sponsoring tta. ' - at P^VM m tte position". 

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. 91f is , Colonist. aSoJ SJ ^ Boo?^"; .^ B9< * ,iafl ■ • ' 
• -na picaotes. the wUttazs oV^iL ' ?* ,the konth ' cl * 

■ eangxen^g-heia in Mos.oL ? U Sin %J & ^ ' of 1945 - 'wttnr-O 
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, • ■* I rja puzzled n.s to why' -the Book Find Cl&trdid not give their 
ofti^^ddressin^teo'd of "g/o NATMNAI'HanacV 1 hateirteeijed^their 
rstnlogs,' but ni'riot on' their ■"sailing .list n? on this A letterhe*df 
Furthermore, I reported iy- inquiries to the^to J. Mgor Hoover , ^ 
I was advised to do in .@qse of inquiries vo fty^ro-Coflimtiiist x j 
outfit. I do^get leftwing stuff ,*but I. *<»an '^Iwqys identify it--i 
in the best way to A see whnt they *re up^to, r?,nd I regut^iiy bay 
the P.S0PISS WOhiD ind' other ooiauni'st poor's when in S**r*aento 
,in.the neighborhood of tfoeir ATf front", bookstore there..*! find they very h^ndy to fWshNt uniflformed people who^pn.rrot the ' 

.ffoMuntst line(for&efly ntthcki'ng ns No.l target Senator MsC*rthy 

■ tfid-now their' No. 1 Wget seeas to be the- John Bireh Society. :. 

' I don't kiiowtio* you «*n extricate the NATIONAL EBfrSff 
'froie t hi 3- dubious association with Btfoi Fin?-, b.ut you ought^o^do'sM' 
Soaet hinges o that y#ur uninformed rt*defs #on't refer to -.thst *dv t V 
pjid bite nt-ttteii bait. '. I do*not Snje v Utef issue of the .NATIOKAI 
hSVIEEF- here, as only^first el^ss Moll ts forwarded uf here/so .1 dft 
not know whther'th§^avyxtise*aehtj was-* on&-shot Sffaii of » regular 
tiling* Just look ^t their list of bboks--*litost onyone «<->£ pi«k out 
leftwing writers. ' ." / ' - 

■ ', I -a sure^tBdgnr Hoover knflws the " N iTIfiNAl- . BS\TI3?7 is m 
honest t rightwing r^g^zin^, but I T ll, attest to tint ns * subforiber ? 
before the firsnisue s&e out, o-s-*I recat'—you^ sent^e ^ «ir<ral*r 
describing, tile -r^£^in$ ^nd^I.sent n cheek ^t . oneeM jMe' 
file. So; I aa-'sendinj him * copy ' of this letter, qs I would hote- 
to see the NATIONAL E0IST7 misunderstood, 

:c— J-.'-adgqi- Hoover t JF.B.L' 

' lest wishes 




'Mint iveT-,|;«ito .'OFICP: 

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!"(5J 7 l6F.Ctt.lf-| to:f.lnc -^ hcy^'-or:^. 61 '5\B>I-. 's^J'.TvftS^i "oc-vcr's 
spjenfliti frooit on:?OR^ttiSEi,"^;.^ -;ctJOi:t 1 *-"-nf'-l.>n'i'ct S'arprioeti 
ttbtf :fir..J*&»n;M <liiii'.;ulty lindiiv; (in £*o.t t could .not find)" the 
bbak in . libr^ics or a^ V,tp.i#$y.. >:.■> , ' V . ', 

" >..■ lA ** ■' ' ■"' ' . " Y • • taft«) 

\Nr. :: '■■•■- ;>It -ts •> ■■fitz.-zifjt "itlrit*:, {v;lireri Z ! v n% ioiiatVby t^peilaa-f? iis trufc) 
■." ' th«t"iu,a*»ny iockat&*63 f *ii V^y;/iloJ; •^i-vou^ist books ^t -II ■ 
^k ■ {w^Tijr-'Wn 1 ^ ; f oi:alnu tiieK soit of Mu v \en iiuei othei'^boolis or wider 
v scanttsrs, bt't in ''.<iuiitx^st. t ik books by/ Uitv;ii:,^crc «rfc'.prof&ncntly* 

• "•; . 7 Wo. pMi^iir u^'i l;h- t^v^i" -list'- in -"I'di -hie : v,t,i-Wt^;itfi * 
: If ooks.f ^tn*tt , not cict'iorrl./ cc ffcn^y-^^Giy ?ubU?>binp: 0o. f 0Mo%;o t 

>iu v ^evin-^ a • : \i?yl i r;hir^ r 3c.. | 23' i ?-at.'26tV9t*. t lTet7 York 10. There «re 
:'.. others,, too. *fl? the Bool^itsr >n c«t- *fly .Boot in Jig tinfr- nnd no 
■'■■ oh^£'6 'for pooft^G* .('u'res3 *3 3i?ea b t y Er.J^taon: .ft^lQtv Far York 

10) Tte-BooMdl^.out^ out * ...Vfij-y gooa book list t inoifimt -*tiy § *&■ 
'./for it,» ' ' ' ■ - . ■■■ ',-. • . . *. 

* A A ^Arathex thing— «* .w'elSf Jcnown f ^t ^oiij staSsnts of 'Cowwiisai— is 
$fot/*n%l<m&mti& boofe >tf(T?lvett either the lae-ftos: or cilmt 

, ■t^tfctot'by * l^jge'mAe? of bfrofe seviwtes. saofe^ wxite ior^the 
S-tRrthLKe^iew, New York Tinies ■-#* ^UbeM^Joainvls in genera, 
wfail§ bo oka n 30ft •* on OortwiJlUm £*t the red <^rpet. TteseV^vie^rs 
#ho ■ tf e writers theiassiy&s logroll foa? totb otliei's* books— n ne^t 
• . tfiij '*p'.sy pr«6tise« . •--.'■. ., *" ,.; 


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The American Embassy 
Rome , Italy 

Mr. Tolson 
Mr. Belmont- 
Mr. Mote- 


r Jr. CalMan -y£ 
Mr. Co^d/.. 

%$t t ^ a * ■ — 

r. Ev&Ttf , 

# Mr. Malone 

f v Mr. Tav4 ..... 


October 19, 1961 

Mr. Tr '*or_ 
Tele. Room- 
Mr. Ingram 
Miss Gandy.. 

Mr* J, Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
U. S # Department of Justice 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Your letter of August 
to deliver an autographed copy o- ^ 
to Dr. ArturcOTaini of Milan, Italy. 

„ 1961, requested me 
"Masters of Deceit" 


On October 18, 1961, I called on Dr. Paini 
In Milan, Italy, and presented him with the copy of 
"Masters of Deceit", which you had autographed to him. 
Dr. Paini was delighted to receive the book and stated 
that he was honored to have a copy autographed by you. 

Dr. Paini has the title of "Commendatore" 
(Italian Order of Knighthood). He has been cited by 
the Government of Italy for outstanding service to his 
country. He is a former Director of the Bank of Italy, 
He retired several years ago and started a ceramic tilg> 
manufacturing business in Milan. In addition to Italian, 
he speaks fluent English, French and German. *-* 


Dr. Paini indicated that he would, by lettefr? 
personally thank you and Dr. E. P. P. Copp of LaJolla§i|' 
California, for your gracious gesture. 



Sincerely yours, 

Armand A. Cammarpfca,, , , 1961 
Legal Attach V Win kv yDI 


OCT 23 :o - ft i 

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November 2, 1961 


6415 jixton Lane 
Dallas 14, Texas 

£)ear< Mrs 

Your letter of October 26 has been received, and it ~H 
was certainly thoughtful of you to write. I want you to know I deeply^ 
pre* late your very kind remarks concerning my administration 
the FBI and my book, "Masters of Deceit. " Please be assured ^ 
tnat my, only desire is to remain in my present position as long as 
I can be of service to our country. 

It is reassuring to hear from citizens who demonstrate 
an awareness of the evils of communism and who desire to combat 
this threat to our freedoms. In view of your interest, enclosed is 
some material on the general subject of communism I thought you 
might like to read. 

Sincerely yours, 

3. Edgat Hoover; 




















I NOV 2 -1961 


Enclosures (5) 

What You Can Do To Fight Communism 
Director's Statement re Internal Sewjrijy ^%gj £ 
The Communist Party Line ' % 

Expose of Soviet Espionage^ j,- 

One Nation' s 



ET '' 

e Nation's Response To Communtsmri^.r^,-^ 
NOTE: Bufiles contain no information identifiable wi 

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with correspondent. 






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Dl^tOB, FBI 

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The following is.fitfiftihed for ifli^WttiM oi Bureau 
ia eeaaectioa with the October liJth speech of U fip C. 
STPKBSBJCto i& the Sp ri»g?leld» Missouri Jtotary Club. Mr, 

| Proikioa Jkaager for - |ial Mueller 
Met^l fafericatiAg eoppa»y> gprlagfield, was'BitSfrgt for the 
speech and cos^t^:S**'STBKl!l»felI2ll aodl 

aftSafard s^ ( a^isft\fcbat f he is tji&tic Iaforaatiofl epnaittee 
€hairi»* for the Springfield : Jayc#es aad is dlrecltiiig the 
coBpiKtien of a kit Go"nt*iHing. literatare dealing with 
comuttiM,, tbe'E,^l%*'^ivSiMich' ; ' ; is Maste**' ©f .■ Deceit. He 
arraaged t© discuss ^fti<s fr©|©et further at *h©rSpf iagf ield 
Besldeat Agescy., /■■■/• 

appeared at the Resldeat Ageney m 
October 11 , 1961 . He was enthusiistie about Biters of Deceit 
as ptrt ©f>ia project, inciting he e©asid©i*d it the de- 
flsitlir© work on eeiaaulisi it this c©8fitry- ;lk wH te 
' Tefalavrl^ M$ri§i 80 t© M «SpA«**:«f '*li©t |©#* : a» .W§' «ar i ®r ; 
, #ale '.to as«©ciates ahd ftestactis, that he hadjln fatft, sold 
three* ti©pl«s after the Relaiy i^etiag the previous day, oae 
©f whieli «a» i® the presideat of the largest dtf»rtH©ftt store 
• ia SpfisgfMdj ;ta,4ipatifiaed that. Hhe Jayeeei hayt arranged 
for gaatity purchases' ©4* W&w$M Beee it through a local 
hook dealer aad that the dealer has \ iaforied hi* the book 
has a%ry gfodp^ket ia l^riagfielfl. 


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■ liv 

, | said the Jayeee kit ^roJ^jGt is still ia 

the forpative' stage became they d® aot ka©i> *fc*t additioaal 
psshiisatiofit to put ia it aid seeds gulidaa^.' -M ■•■*»» iaforaed 
a© reSo»eadaii©a could le -joir for other tha* Fllpablioatioas, 

\$- I*$eau 
1- Kaasas City 
(5) . 


102 OCT 30^1 


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It was su^'tsted, however, that ho mi£ht correspond ,vith the 
Bureau concerning this matter and he agreed to do so. He 
stated the Jaycous plan to produce 5000 oi; the kits initially 
to be solu .lor \0L.00 each* 

I^tit^a.-? City xilon couC'iin no roco:- •_>:•" |